On This Week’s CWSC On-Air Roundtable Honorable Judge David Shaheed on Shuraa!

Welcome to the Friday CWSC On-Air Roundtable!

Imam W. Deen Mohammed (RA) ascended the podium at the original Nation of Islam’s February 26, 1975 Saviors Day Annual Convention to begin a historic evolution…Now 40 years later we ask how far have we come and what remains to be done in the continuing evolution of a people.

CWSCGeneralRountableAsShuraaThe Honorable Judge David Shaheed joins host AM360’s Pearls of Wisdom Ni’mat Shaheed and AM360 Executive Producer William Kareem for a discussion on the Islamic principles of Shura Baynahum…Delve into the cognitive process of decision making and  consultation with the intent of exploring the subtle aspects of  Shuraa. This week the Roundtable is at the intersection of faith and reasoning in decision making, an imperative junction for institutions that have evolved from centralized hierarchy to self-governance. Part V of the special commemoration of our 40th Anniversary Transition & Evolution
 Tune in or dial in at (646) 716-4478 and tweet us @CWShuraa on May 22 at 9 am EST.

This week’s Roundtable edition is dedicated to American Muslim pioneer the late Imam Bilal “the General” Muhammad.

From panel discussions to guest interviews, CWSC’s Roundtable is the place for constructive dialogue on the good things happening and on chronic issues we face, including dealing with the cultural barriers to operational excellence. When you want light and not heat…tune into the CWSC Roundtable!

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Click on the image below for an encore presentation of Last Friday’s Roundtable: New Millennium and Gen X voices on their Islamic inheritance with Dr. Khalil Marcus Lambert


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And now a short story…[An Adaptation]

One warm summer afternoon, a group of five friends gathered around a fire on the banks of a small river in the woods. They had just made prayer and were now sprawled on the grass or sitting on logs, they drank cool shabazz punch and had a light bean pie desert after dinner of grilled halal lamb, chatting amidst the sounds of rushing water, birdcalls, and the buzz of crickets. Suddenly, one of them stood up with a cry. 

Dropping her shabazz punch, she skidded down the muddy bank into the river. The rest of them watched, bemused, as she waded in up to her waist, grabbed something floating there, and carried it back to them. As she came out of the water, the others heard something crying. “Ya Allah!” one of them said. She held a baby in her hands. “It was drowning,” the woman with the baby said, “I don’t know if it’s okay.” Then someone else in the group shouted, “There’s another one!” He rushed down into the water as well, followed by the others. As they waded in to get the second baby, one of them happened to look up the river. “Oh no,” she said. As far up as she could see, babies struggled in the water.

The group began frantically rushing in and out of the river, trying to catch the babies as they went by. At first they managed to get all of them before they went by, but after a while they started getting tired. Babies started getting by them. They saw some babies go under without coming back up. Crying and shaking from the cold river water, they couldn’t stop. The riverbank became littered with more and more babies, some crawling around, others not moving. But there wasn’t time to check on them. There were always more in the water. Finally one of the rescuers stopped. She stood for a moment, thinking, and then she took off running up the river, away from the group. “Come back!” cried one of her friends. “What are you doing?” yelled another as he struggled toward the bank with a baby in both arms. “I’m going to find out who’s throwing all these babies in the river,” she shouted back, and she frantically ran.” The End? Well as Mr. Paul Harvey used to say…and now the rest of the story: To continue, send us an email to cwsconline@gmail.com and we’ll share a powerful ending!

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When you purchase featured titles through our online store or through our partners, you help us fund our operations, promote the intellectual works representing our diverse intelligentsia and encourage greater scholarship for our own education and the broader society’s education. Check out this week’s featured title for our 40th Anniversary:

Genesis of New American LeadershipGenesis of New American Leadership. Featuring a foreword by Imam Omar Shaheed and afterword by Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, Genesis of New American Leadership: Building the Community Life is one of the most powerful books from the American Muslim perspective since The Autobiography of Malcolm X!…It is the text from which organizations in the Association of Imam W. Deen  Mohammed adapted their mission statements.  An examination of how millions of American Muslims moved from theocratic autocracy toward true Islamic democracy and the lessons for today’s leaders. Provocative, yet pragmatic, universal yet specific and one of the most intriguing books ever written by an American author on leadership. For Muslims this book is about the genesis of a new responsibility and for the non-Muslim, it is about the genesis of a new understanding and acceptance.  FPLLC Qalam Books Division, English, hardcover, dust jacket, reference text: 336p.

“Education is the greatest tool for advancing the society.” We do want to advance our society, don’t we? Are you a part of a society or are you just a part of a Masjid?”―Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra)

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