What Does Islam Say About Speaking Out About Social Justice Issues Like #BlackLivesMatter?

The #BlackLivesMatter movement is dominating headlines — as it should — since the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

Should you have any doubt where Islam stands on the issue, Islam encourages believers to speak out and stand up against injustices. Protesting is permissible, and welcomed, as pointed out in the below tweet by Imam Suhaib Webb.

In the above video, Shaykh Omar Suleiman discusses 40 hadiths on silence and injustice in Islam. We implore you to watch, as it is vital now more than ever that the Muslim community come together and stand for justice and support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.