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The Elephant In The Room Pt 1

The Elephant in the Room Written by Shadeed Muhammad

Addressing the Cycle of Ineffective Leadership Rooted in Salafee Communities and its

Birth of a Culture with no Accountability

All praise is for Allah. We praise Him and seek His forgiveness. Whomever Allah guides there is none to lead him astray, and whomever He misguides, there is no guide for him. I openly testify to the fact that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone and I testify that Muhammad Ibn Abdullah is His final Messenger.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Is then he who laid the foundation of his building on piety (i.e. Taqwah) to Allah and

seeking his pleasure better, or he who laid the foundation of his building on the brink of an

undetermined precipice ready to crumble down, so that it crumbles to pieces with him into

the fire of Hell...” (9:109)

If it takes a broken clock to check the time, then the continuity of dysfunction and complacency, that has become the hallmark of many Salafee communities in America, is definitely an overdue wake-up call.

The Elephant in the Room is a metaphorical idiom used to describe an obvious truth that is

ignored or goes unaddressed. It is based upon the idea that an elephant in the room would be impossible to overlook. Thus people in the room, who pretend the elephant is not there, have chosen to avoid and/or ignore dealing with the looming big issue. However, facts do not cease to exist simply because they are ignored.

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The Elephant In The Room _ Part One
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