Islam gallery 01

Islam gallery 01

1. Professor Akbar Ahmed

Ahmed is one of the world's most well-known Islam scholars. He is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and a professor of international relations at American University.

At the core of Islamic action is the notion of adl (justice). The name of God--and the core of the universe--is adl. When you don't have adl, you have imbalance, chaos and anarchy. Because justice is so important to Muslims, when they are involved in any fight or conflict, the fight must be involved on the basis of principle and not on bloodlust. There are moral boundaries that Muslims cannot transgress on the basis of emotion, ethnicity, sect, or personal loyalty. And when we live by these sacred rules, then we live as a just society that does not engage in acts of terror or accept people who commit such acts. There is no room for terrorism in Islam. Justice symbolizes God's rule.

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