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After lectures at several universities, a few students asked me about the intersection of Islam and politics. Unfortunately, many associate Islam with a political agenda, a source of suspicion to many outside the Muslim community, and a cause for frustration and alienation for many within the community. We have become so beholden to the forms in which Muslim societies once existed that we have not stopped to ask whether many of our conversations are counterproductive, irrelevant, or even dangerous.
Beginning with the early life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, this sermon presents the incredible significance of the Ummah and the reason it still resonates so strongly with so many.