S.A.L.A.M Initiative is an organisation which specialises in community outreach and educating the general public on Islam.
While being an organisation which aims to produce content for all communities, S.A.L.A.M has a designated focus to new Muslims and newly practicing Muslims. Damaging media narratives which target Islam and Muslims and the resurgence of Islamic political extremist movements (as well as right wing political radicalism in recent years ) has left many Muslims/non-Muslims confused as to what Islam is on a basic level. From this angle S.A.L.A.M attempts to ‘deconstruct false narratives and reconstruct purer mindsets.
Our mission concentrates on five clear areas:
An introduction to S.A.L.A.M
Muslims living in the West are taught many different things and expected to follow societal, religious and sometimes familial guidelines.
S.A.L.A.M attempts to unpack Western ideologies and compare/contrast them with Islamic ones to create an atmosphere of critical thinking which aims to empower people to make informed decisions on moral and theological issues. In addition to this S.A.L.A.M attempts to simplify Islamic teachings for easy comprehension and provide avenues for the development of Islamic scholarship. S.A.L.A.M will do this through a series of academic publications which will be regularly posted, as well as video material and specialised programs.