Podcast Ep. 21: Mind the Gap

This Ramadan, the team shares reflections on the passing and usage of time, the rows of tarawīḥ, and the nature of communal worship. What does it mean to exit our private sphere of spirituality and see Ramadan as a time for ummah-wide transformation? How can we take heed of Allah’s ﷻ reminders about the passing of time? Listen to Episode 21 below, or find it … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 21: Mind the Gap

Strangers: An Ethical Framework of Gharabah | Part II

This article is the second of a two-part series. You can read Part I here. Aseel Azab-Osman Strangers Today Orienting ourselves towards the world in the manner of strangers can help us recognise the specific forms of harm that are simultaneously produced by and producing our daily practices. I focus on examples of the modes of production and consumption characteristic of the capitalist world economy today, … Continue reading Strangers: An Ethical Framework of Gharabah | Part II

Strangers: An Ethical Framework of Gharabah | Part I

This article is the first of a two-part series constructing an Islamic ethical framework around the concept of “strangers”. You can read Part II here. Aseel Azab-Osman This conversation starts with a simple premise: as human beings, whether consciously or not, we tend to historicise. We try to make sense of our current moment within larger contexts and timeframes, and we do so by relying … Continue reading Strangers: An Ethical Framework of Gharabah | Part I

PODCAST: Discussion with Muslims in Plain Sight

In this episode of the Muslims in Plain Sight podcast, our editor Aisha and podcast producer Sarah join hosts Anisa and Khadija to reflect on two decades since 9/11. We discuss the legacies of the early response of Muslim communities to 9/11 and the shape of the post-War on Terror world, how Muslim identity has been fashioned by apologetics instead of creed, and whether the … Continue reading PODCAST: Discussion with Muslims in Plain Sight

Ep. 20: “Islam and the Arab Revolutions” | Book Talk

Published at the beginning of this year, Usaama Al-Azami’s Islam and the Arab Revolutions: The Ulama Between Democracy and Autocracy analyzes the rhetoric of religious scholars throughout the Arab Spring. Focusing on the Egyptian revolution, Al-Azami explains what defines the factions standing for or against the revolution and assesses their key figures, including Ali Gomaa, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah Bin Bayyah. On Episode 20, we … Continue reading Ep. 20: “Islam and the Arab Revolutions” | Book Talk