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Jolted Into Maturity

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On this first anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, AlMaghrib Institute instructor Shaykh Yasir Qadhi joins StraightTalk host Dr. Maher Hathout for a frank and timely discussion about Salafis, identity conflicts, and mixing religion and politics in America and the new Arab world.


2 Responses to “Jolted Into Maturity”

  1. St1ngR January 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    How is Yasir Qadhi simultaneously saying the Salafi Noor party of Egypt has toned down and compromised while also admitting they’re politically naive? Noor came to power based on a platform of non-compromise but to be successful in politics one has to be flexible. I agree that no one respecting the law should be excluded from democratic participation. Yet, we cannot deny that the Salafi leadership of Egypt originally condemned the revolution and didn’t participate until it was well underway. Not to mention their divisive views on non-Muslims and even other Muslims. For the Salafi movement to moderate it must undergo major reforms and distance itself from Saudi influence. I have the same intentions as anyone else to see Muslim nations prosper but we cannot overlook the mistakes of the past and misguided views that have ultimately damaged and divided our Ummah.

  2. Ibn Percy February 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Very enlightening discussion. I am curious though to hear their thoughts and opinions on the “salafis” in Saudi Arabia vs the “salafis” in other Muslim countries.

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