With the blessing and presence of Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, the oldest daughter of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research announced a scholarship fund in the name of one of the greatest Muslims and champions for justice in the 20th century. The banquet enjoyed a completely full house and awe-inspiring words on the part of the many speakers present. Amongst the speakers was Rasheda Ali, the daughter of the late legend Muhammad Ali.
The scholarship program is designed to support research projects aligned with our aim to participate actively in the current day discourse touching on all topics that are related to establishing conviction in a way that inspires contribution. This scholarship program is inspired by the legacy of a champion of social justice, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Therefore, a central requirement of this scholarship is that the prospective recipient must commit to research the Islamic outlook on a contemporary social justice issue and recommend practical solutions to address or mitigate the deleterious impact of that particular issue on marginalized, at-risk and vulnerable populations. The scholarship fund will fully launch in mid 2018.
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