October 2 French president Emanuel Macron unveiled a plan to defend France’s secular values against what he termed as “Islamist radicalism”, saying the religion was “in crisis” all over the world, prompting a backlash from Muslim activists. Macron insisted “no concessions” would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.
Colorado Imam Karim Abu Zaid is founder of (TAQI), Tafseer Al-Qur’an Institute FT Hifz, Arabic and Islamic Studies Program with branches in Lanham, Maryland, Sharkia, Egypt and Denver Colorado. Video
Who is in crisis? Islam or Macron? | Friday Khutbah Replay | Imam Karim AbuZaid. Streamed live on Oct 10, 2020
Because it is the will of Allah. Allah knew in his Divine wisdom that there will be a messenger who will come to rectify the situation. But sorry, Mr. Macron, this is not the case with Islam. …1.8 now. 1.8 billion Muslims, that’s the crisis that Emmanuel is feeling. In spite of this, but Islam is spreading like fire spreads in a dry wood. His own people are accepting Islam. One out of ten in France are Muslim. Can you imagine that? One out of ten are Muslims. So where is the crisis Mr. Macron? The people are liking the whole religion? What is wrong with you? Oh, you’re afraid because they say in less than 50 years, in the year 2050 Islam will pass Christianity.
Is that why? That is the real crisis… This religion will reach as far as the daylight and the night – the darkness of the night – reaches, basically every place in the face of this Earth. And it will enter every single home. Then there will be a prophet kinship and that’s the one Macron and all his like, the English and all of those, place in the Muslim world – place in the Muslim world. Can you just allow the Muslim world to run your own thing? Election, democracy, run it and you’ll see who will win… Brothers and sisters in Islam, it’s so great to feel good, to feel confidence, about your religion…
We have actually a long-term plan beyond your life and the life of your kids. But the question that I ask myself and my brothers who are listening to this sermon, what are you going to do?… How do they feel when they heard this guy saying this about Islam? How did they feel? Did your son come and say what’s this guy saying about my religion? Ha!! That’s right there where we can make a change. But it’s going to take time. Now we have to contribute to this. Look at your child. And if you don’t have one, look at a Muslim child. And that’s why we have schools. I tell you if there is a project out there that is of benefit to the Muslim ummah, [it’s] Islamic schools
Private Islamic schools in Canada Guide
Islamic schools instill in students traditional Islamic values—the values codified in the Quran. These values include honour, trust, honesty, and justice. Students are also taught proper manners, including how to conduct oneself, and how to act towards one’s neighbours, as indicated by Islamic law.
Islamic identity: There’s lots of focus on helping students build and cultivate their Islamic identity. Students learn about Islamic traditions and beliefs. This can help students understand their religion and heritage.