“American Muslims have long participated in the struggle against mass incarceration, and this Ramadan, we speak to three people who can help us make sense of where things stand now. First, we talk to Sadiq Davis on his reentry journey through Muslim communities in Chicago and L.A. after 25 years in prison. Then, Justin Mashouf, the filmmaker who captured Sadiq’s story in the documentary “The Honest Struggle,” talks to us about prison reform and telling Sadiq’s story with mercy and compassion. Finally, we talk to Dr. Suad Abdul-Khabeer about Believer’s Bailout, a community-led effort to bail out Muslims in pretrial incarceration and ICE custody as a form of zakat.”
Sadiq was featured on WGN Chicago’s “People to People” April 13th, 2019 speaking about The Honest Struggle.
Sadiq and I spoke with Salim Kassam of The Muslim Vibe about Sadiq’s journey from gang-leader to Muslim reformer.
Sadiq and Justin speak to the IMANWire podcast on Sadiq’s experience re-entering society as a Muslim in the Southside of Chicago.
We recently had a conversation with over 30 prison chaplains across Indiana about screening our film, The Honest Struggle, at every prison in Indiana. A generous donor gifted an educational license to the film to the prison chaplains of the Indiana Department of Corrections in order to use the film as a learning tool for incarcerated men and women on reentry.
This act fulfills one of our main missions in telling the story of Sadiq in The Honest Struggle, helping those reentering society from prison traverse the difficult challenges ahead of them. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve those who are in need of the message of the film and are finalizing a discussion guide for educators to expand the themes of the film into holistic learning and action.