It seems that God Almighty has answered my prayers. I believe my job at the UIC MSA is done. After writing this blog for six months, it seems that UIC MSA is finally getting its act together. The khateeb today spoke about the most basic thing that will help all of us realize humility and garner a genuine love for each other and God.
I attended Jummah at the Champaign, IL mosque today, the khateeb was one whom I have heard many times over the last several years and he is one of the khateebs I actually like and hope to hear more often.
The khateeb discussed the increasingly important issue of "Shariah Law in the United States." Unfortunately, it's not important for the right reasons. The political Left tends to use it as a fear mongering tool. Truly ignorant, but there will always be ignorant people stoking the unnecessary flames that keep the rest of us scared and stupid.
This is a great topic to discuss, and I am glad someone like this particular khateeb addressed it. Not many would do it justice, but enough of my commentary, here is what the man said.
The khateeb began his khutbah by talking about what happened in Tennessee last February. There was a legislation introduced saying that anyone using Shariah Law would be imprisoned for 15 years. Since then, at least 13 states have ratified similar laws.