“The core message we receive from these ayat elevate our thinking around who the prophets are and what our relationship to them should be. It roots us in understanding their human experience, their human expression.”
“It is an unspoken rule that our Black men can speak openly about their past trifling (sometimes criminal) pre-Islamic ways and be praised for their redemption. Yet for a Black woman’s righteousness to eclipse her past, she must remain silent."4
The theme of adherence to the Sacred Law and avoidance of transgressing the boundaries thereof, which the late Charlie Murphy would refer to as being a “habitual line-stepper,” is consistent throughout this juz’.