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Letters To The Editor

Celebrity ‘Shaykhs’

Ali Mukhtar

Western culture tends to produce narcissists and exhibitionists. Unfortunately some converts to Islam bring this disease with them. This is especially true of some white converts. They jet-set to conferences insisting on traveling in business class, staying in five-star hotels and walk around with an entourage of admirers.

Such conduct is contrary to the teachings of Islam and the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger (pbuh). He was a modicum of modesty who easily mixed with the people around him. He asked for no special privileges. This was evident from his participation in the construction of al-Masjid al-Nabawi as well as digging the trench prior to the Battle of al-Ahzab. We pray that these celebrity preachers would come down to earth and begin to live the true Islam as demonstrated by the noble Messenger (pbuh).

Ali Mukhtar
Denver, CO, US

Article from

Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 11

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14392018-01-01

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