Podcast Episode #3: I, Keyboard Warrior

Has communal discourse among Muslims become polarized? In this episode, we discuss the ways in which some are addressing liberal tremors in the Muslim community, where they may fall short, and how to begin gathering the broken pieces. This conversation was inspired by an article recently published by Al-Madina Institute entitled “Why We Must Recapture Scholarly Discourse from Extreme Bloggers”. Read: Walaa & Baraa: Loyalty … Continue reading Podcast Episode #3: I, Keyboard Warrior

Ramadan Reading List

With two weeks until Ramadan, check out this special edition of our monthly book list, a roundup of four book recommendations to inspire and prepare us for the blessed month. Read our previous recommendations 1) Seeds of Admonishment and Reform A translation of the illustrious sixth century scholar Ibn al-Jawzi’s work, this book presents a series of short chapters and poetic reflections designed to inspire … Continue reading Ramadan Reading List

Bilal and the pricelessness of Tawhid

Fatma Gdoura and Ikraan Abdurahman Besides the allegiance of those who were related to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, among the very earliest Muslims to accept Islam was a man named Bilal ibn Rabah.  His name has echoed throughout history as one of the most prominent companions of the Messenger ﷺ. Today, his life provides a shining example of absolute submission to Allah ﷻ and lessons of … Continue reading Bilal and the pricelessness of Tawhid

Podcast Episode #2: On Populism & Martyrdom

In our second episode, we take a look at populism as a framework for understanding the tragedy that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand. Support the United For Christchurch Campaign Listen to the podcast on: iTunes Spotify Google Podcasts More listening platforms available on: anchor.fm Join the discussion in the comments below! Continue reading Podcast Episode #2: On Populism & Martyrdom

Living under occupation – A voice from Kashmir

Syed Rabia Bukhari I walk barefoot, all alone through a deserted street with half burnt, torn down buildings on both sides, smoke still rising from the rubble. The setting looks strangely recognisable. At the far end of the street I see a familiar building, now covered in dust and smoke, about to crumble but somehow still managing to stand, like a column of ash. I … Continue reading Living under occupation – A voice from Kashmir