Shakyh Hasan Ali talks about the facebook Ulema, the twitter muftis and the online jihadis. A brief talk on how Muslims should conduct themselves online. Just to clarify. The Shaykh is not saying that we shouldn’t engage in dialogue with the non-muslims. However, if and when we decided to do so, then we should convey the message in the best of manners, etiquettes that Islam teaches us. We shouldn’t engage or talk to them in a un-islamic fashion by swearing, cursing, insulting and being disrespectful towards them. These things are not part of our faith. Convey the message in the best of manners. If we cannot do that. then it is better to remain silent. Instead of using foul language and hurting not only yourself, but also portraying the Ummah in a negative light.
Reflections on the core values that bring us together to build the beloved community – a moral vision for the future. Hamza Yusuf is a president, cofounder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He also serves as a member of the board of advisors of George Russell’s One Nation, a national philanthropic initiative that promotes pluralism and inclusion in America. In addition, he serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, one of the top jurists and masters of Islamic sciences in the world. Recently, Hamza Yusuf was ranked as “the Western world’s most influential Islamic scholar” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).