In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved
This was also published on Beliefnet.
There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only intensify. Yet, as I have written previously, the “threat” of Sharia law is really nonexistent. Muslims in America are not conspiring to replace the Constitution with Sharia law.
Yet, let me show you where true Sharia law is being practiced: the campaign of “Sisters Steppin’ Up” (SSU) to build a children’s library in Palestine. SSU is made up of young Muslim women who, as their website says,
empower young girls with confidence and leadership skills by using creative ways to strengthen mind, body, and faith. We strive to form a stronger relationship with Allah, build bonds of sisterhood, and positively impact the community.
They are currently raising funds to build a children’s library in the Palestinian territories. They plan to have a fundraiser in the Chicago area April 20.
Here is Sharia law: young Muslim women coming together to try to help children in war-torn areas live a better life by building a library for them. No amputations; no stonings; no horrific things that some Muslims have done or currently do in the name of Sharia. These things are horrific misinterpretation of Islamic law.
These children in SSU are practicing true Sharia law, seeking to help others in need. I pray their efforts are successful.