TESTIMONIALS FROM ISLAMIC ACADEMICS,
PROFESSIONALS AND FILMMAKERS
TESTIMONIAL: Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle, Author of Homosexuality in Islam, Professor of Islamic Culture, Emory University
Imam Daayiee has made compassion into a way of life. He has touched countless persons in his outreach work. His words and wisdom have given solace to many, and helped them to realize their intrinsic worth. For him, Islam is a source of peace and healing and he has dedicated his life to helping others realize this for themselves.
There are many people who talk about Islam as peace, but there are few people who spread peace to others. There are some who champion progressive values, but there are few who value the progress of others. Imam Daayiee is one of those rare people who is dedicated to the welfare of others. In this day and age, he strives to make Islam what it was in the beginning: a religion to humble the powerful and empower the vulnerable, to bring unity and heal our divided world.
I have learned much from Daayiee Abdullah, who has been a source of inspiration, a healing touch, and a dependable friend. I know that he has been a wise counselor to many. He gives talks at conferences, leads prayer, helps people find inspiration in Islam to overcome personal troubles, and offers apt advice to couples who hope to marry. Those who turn to him for advice find comfort and insight.
I am confident that his website will extend the compassion that he finds in Islam and can share with others. The Qur’an says of the Prophet Muhammad, “We sent you as compassion to all the worlds.” Imam Daayiee was sent to remind us of this and to make it real for people--in their own world.
Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Professor of Islamic Culture, Emory University
Author of Homosexuality in Islam