Faisal Khan of Carolina Peace Center spoke at an event Saturday afternoon by invitation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Outer Banks. He spoke to what Islam says about justice, and he discussed his personal experience living as a Muslim in America.
His talk included the emphasis Islam puts on justice from a theological point of view and Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace be upon him) sayings on working towards justice and peace. Khan also focused on the rise of Islamophobia and how people are being falsely conditioned by various entities to look at Islam and Muslims in a negative context. He shared his experience growing up in the US as a Muslim and how his faith expects him to stand up for justice and peace. That work (and struggle) continues.