What Nelson Mandela’s Death – And Life – Means to Muslims: Part 1

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Those who dismiss the death of Mandela as just the death of another man do not appreciate what his life meant to the oppressed.

He was someone who became a symbol of a struggle against the status quo, against all odds stacked against him.

At the time of his greatest notoriety, he was silmutaneously despised by those who wanted to continue oppressing his people, and loved by those who stood in solidarity with the oppressed.

He was not a leader who backed down under threats,  nor under labels of “terrorism”. He was an unashamed freedom fighter.

We Muslims should be the first to appreciate the lessons that he taught in his struggle for freedom.

Those who dismiss the death of Mandela as just the death of another man do not appreciate what his life meant to the oppressed of his time, and to those oppressed now.

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