For Muslims, civic engagement is getting out there and fighting for issues that they hold dear to them and infusing them with their values and how they act upon them by simply being Muslim. On this episode, Dr. Aminah McCloud and Imam Fredrick alDeen discuss using civic engagement per the model of prophet Adam, as mentioned in the Quran, and his role as an educated person to participate on earth (i.e. becoming civically engaged). They further discuss what kind of knowledge civic engagement tells you to possess in order to be an effective citizen where you are in order to influence society in any positive way.
Executive Producer: Abdul Malik Mujahid
Dr. Aminah McCloud is the founder and former chair of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University, and she is one of the preeminent scholars on Islam in America. Her research, writing, and teaching focus especially on global Muslim cultures, Islam in America, Islamic law, African American Islam and Muslim women in the United States. Among her many published books and articles, she has most recently edited a multi-author volume entitled An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century (published by Blackwell, 2012). McCloud is currently editing The Handbook on African American Islam (pending publication from Oxford University Press in 2014). McCloud founded the Journal on Islamic Law and Culture in 1995, and she remains its Editor-in-Chief. She serves on various editorial and community boards including as an American Editor for Brill, a board member of the Center for Feminist Ethics at Brandeis University, a member of the Advisory Council for the American Islamic College, and a board member at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), among others.
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