Spiritual Activism with Shaykh Riad Saloojee
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There is no inherent disconnect or contradiction between Islamic Spirituality and social or political activism. In fact, Islamic spirituality is not only relevant but essential to all forms of activism. This podcast with Shaykh Riad Saloojee will present a paradigm for a spiritually-inspired activism where activism achieves what it was always meant to be: a vehicle for nearness to the Divine through genuine individual and social ethical change. This series will comprise of seven discussions that will explore 1. The foundations of Islamic spirituality; 2. The spiritual ethos that is the basis of all activism; 3. The ailments of activism unhinged from spirituality; 4. The laws that govern activism; 5. The importance of "inner," spiritual activism for beneficial "outer" activism; 6. Vignettes from Prophetic activism; and 7. An application of how spirituality must inform true environmental activism.
||Clean05 – Runaway Rationality||TOPIC ONE - UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE SPIRITUALITY - I am not a disembodied intellect (‘aql). My intellect (‘aql) functions within the Divinely-crafted, holistic system composed of my heart (qalb), lower-self (nafs) and senses (jawarih).||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – Identifying My Politics||TOPIC ONE - UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE SPIRITUALITY - Who I am in essence is really a function of my impulses, aims and actions. My lower self (nafs) is either one or a combination of four realities: a cow, a wild-dog,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – The Me in the Mirror||TOPIC ONE - UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE SPIRITUALITY - When I proclaim, “I love,” or “I want,” or “I know,” or “I believe,” what component of my complex identity is speaking? What is the spiritual-psychological process that produces my value-||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – A Bleeding Heart||TOPIC ONE - UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE SPIRITUALITY - The first frontier lies within. Before we can interpret or attempt to change our outer world, we must first understand our inner world. Why do I exist? Who am I?||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 – Uniting Mind, Body and Soul||TOPIC ONE - UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE SPIRITUALITY Islam provides a view of human reality that is cogent, holistic and practical, always sensitive to both constant and changing needs of the human experience.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|