Alhamdulillah was salaatus salaamu ‘alaa Rasool Allah, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam
Free Speech and Islam
by Imam Siraj Wahhaj
This is an audio lecture form the University of Virginia – MSA’s Islamic Awareness Week where Imaam Siraj Wahhaj gives a short talk in response to the Danish Cartoons Controversy. I think the Islamic Awareness Week’s theme was “The Cartoon Controversy and the True Character of the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)” The talk is mainly about the Freedom of Speech and Islam. Imam Siraj Wahhaj goes a little bit into his personal issues about this and how he is being called by others as a co-conspirator of the 9/11 event even though he has nothing to do with it. He also mentions how some people take a small amount of debatable information and over exaggerate it and pass it of as a real truth, and how it is being done to him and how it affects others. It’s a decent lecture to listen to in a car going to or comming back from school or work, not too intensive or anything. Allahu ‘Alim.
Wa Sal Allahu Alayhi wa ‘alaa Aalihee wa Sahbihee wa sallam