On this seventh and final day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate and reflect on Imani [ee-MAH-nee] (faith).
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Imani helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind, by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to triumph in the struggle for what is right. Faith, the final and perhaps most important Kwanzaa principle, is the focus of the seventh day.
While not tied to a specific religious denomination or other branch of faith, a deepened belief in the Creator can also be fostered. To fully exhibit the Principles one must draw on a source of power and inspiration in order to hone in on your given plan of action. A renewed focus toward spiritual growth leads to a renewed sense of positive direction to embrace and embody the Seven Principles.
Overall, Imani centers on having faith in a higher power and believing in ourselves and our abilities. This principle ties to all the others, and though the last one we reflect on it serves as the foundation of all the others. We need to believe that we can unite under one purpose, work as one unit toward our economic betterment, foster our own ideas purposefully and use on advance to elevate and determine how the world sees us and how we see ourselves. Continuing to strive for the best and believe it can be done is the basis for all that we should and would do to affirm, conquer and triumph.