Lynching, Slavery, Racism, and Oppression! These are experiences that African-Americans will never forget. It is an American historical reflection that has impacted the relationships between blacks and whites. As Muslims, an extremely important questions must be raised. How does this history impact our religious reflection? In historical contemplation, how do we respond to the questions: “If God is All-good then how did He permit an evil like slavery to exist?” “Where was God when African-Americans were being lynched and tortured?” “Why did the All-Merciful God permit such oppression?”
In Black Christian discourse, these questions led to a critical response from William R Jones in his 1973 book: “Is God a White Racist”. In this book, Jones argues that we need a ‘humanocentric theism’ that denies the sovereignty of God over human history and actions and restricts God’s power to nature.
How do we as Muslims respond to this??
Dr Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson responds to these questions in this fascinating online seminar on his book, “Islam & The Problem of Black Suffering”. This recorded online session introduces us to the book and provides insights has to how Islam answers the questions in relation to God and human suffering. Listen to a sample of this seminar below:
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