“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’.
I begin to re-examine the manner in which the mercy of G’d speaks directly to me in all of the identities I inhabit, and calls on believers to embody the mercy of G’d in our interactions with each other.
The Qur’an, Allah’s final message to humanity, has inspired Black freedom fighters across the ages to fight for a more just social order with a timeless message that should continuously motivate us to liberate ourselves from white rule and domination.
"Allah begins the Juz by saying the fools. So we are going to benefit from learning about the fools and foolishness such that we may learn something about wisdom and the wise. What is the foolishness? Foolishness in love."