A POP-UP SERVING THE TRIANGLE AREA OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Who are we: A coalition of Muslims culturally indigenous to the South, rooted in its cuisine, customs and dialects.
What we seek: To build an alliance which will engage in educational outreach in a language and style that is culturally relevant to the South, to serve both non-Muslims and Muslims alike, about the tenants of Islam and the obligation to give cultural space to a potential new community of believers.
Challenges: The perception that Islam is culturally antagonistic to the Southern way of life is far from the truth. The South’s historic attachment to the values of hard work, simple living, and contentment with what God provides are firmly entrenched in the teachings of the Qur’an and the Prophetic tradition.
Historically, as Islam has come into contact with cultures the world over, it has encouraged the best aspects of that culture, while eradicating the most crippling attachments of its people to customs which contravene human dignity and intellectual advancement, such as racism and gender inequality.
Healing from White Supremacy Retreat
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM in Durham, North Carolina
The mercy of God is vast, and the spiritual path of Islam offers a powerful methodology to heal and become whole. Although several groups are working within the white community to educate and advocate for social justice, none bring the insights of Islamic Moral Psychology to the work.
This retreat is for white folks who have already woken up to the fact we are living in a country built on racial inequality. The focus of the retreat is on healing from the ‘Moral Injury’ that takes place when you are born pure, then socialized to perpetuate injustice towards people of color. Until we are at peace with ourselves, it is difficult to be at peace with others.
This healing retreat will introduce core teachings, principles, and spiritual practices from the Islamic tradition. Mindfulness practice, expressive writing exercises, and guided meditations will be employed as well.
All potential participants must write a brief message expressing why they want to attend and what they hope to achieve by participating. Upon acceptance, details concerning location, lodging, and other information will be delivered via email.