Preaching against poverty
Preaching against povertyUS Muslim scholars take on community consciousness.
US Muslims increasingly find themselves in the spotlight. So how are they using that focus? Renowned American Islamic scholars Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir focus on political reform and social justice, looking at the roots of poverty and how it grows even in wealthy countries like the United States. We discuss poverty, Muslim political concerns and the role of media and technology in conflict.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Hamza Yusuf (@hamzayusuf) and Zaid Shakir (@ImamZaidShakir), co-founders of The Zaytuna Institute. Members of The Stream community also join via Google+ hangout.
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