ISLAM BEYOND CULTURE
Today, many of our scholars, students of knowledge and religious leaders, are preoccupied with culture, ethnic rituals, and static religious doctrines.
They do not consider the “Urf”,
i.e. social norms, contemporary thinking, or attitudes of the global village, which the present world has become.
This has created a grave deficiency in the area of social responsibility,
and have rendered most Muslims, as sincere, religious isolationists.
This is the reason why there is such a dichotomy between the mosque and the greater society.