Barakah – The Black Woman who Rocked the Prophet’s Cradle

Aishah A. When asked to illustrate examples of social cohesion and absence of racism in the Islamic faith, Muslims will often point to the example of Bilal, may Allah be pleased with him: an Ethiopian slave who went on to become one of the foremost Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the first muaddhin of Islam. However, less frequently mentioned is Barakah bint Tha’labah: a … Continue reading Barakah – The Black Woman who Rocked the Prophet’s Cradle

Podcast Ep. 13: Reflecting on the Names of Allah | Jinan Yousef

The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes Ustadha Jinan Yousef for a discusssion on her recently published book, Reflecting on the Names of Allah. We delve into what it means to truly know God ﷻ, common misconceptions about His nature, and practical ways to improve our relationship with our Creator. Jinan Yousef has been an author for over a decade writing about topics related to the Islamic faith. … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 13: Reflecting on the Names of Allah | Jinan Yousef

Healing with Faith: The Misrepresentation of Integrative Medicine

Afnan Abusheikha The scholarship published in academic journals is largely concerned with packaging research findings in a presentable, bite-sized way. Whilst this has ensured concise and robust output, this often polarises narratives and overlooks nuance.  This is particularly evident in the field of medicine. In modern scholarship, allopathic “conventional” medicine and traditional integrative medicine are portrayed as “long time rivals”[1].  The former is legitimised as evidence based and … Continue reading Healing with Faith: The Misrepresentation of Integrative Medicine

Podcast Ep. 12: Green Wave – Islam in Europe | ACHIME

In Episode 12, the Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes two guests: Sara K. Shehlawi and Noha El Haddad, the founders of ACHIME, or the Association of Muslim Girls in Spain. As European populism and anti-Islamic sentiment manifest in new and uglier ways, we ask: what sparked this, and what does it mean for the global Ummah? Sara and Noha examine the challenges Muslims face in Spain, Prophetic … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 12: Green Wave – Islam in Europe | ACHIME

The destroyer of pleasures: A reflection on Death culture

Aaminah Y. Through the ages, society has exhausted every means by which it can comprehend death, from theology to thanatology, renaissance art to greek philosophy. Yet for many, death still remains one of life’s greatest mysteries. Modernity has altered our relationship with death, dividing attitudes between pure tragedy and indifference, both far removed from the sunnah of our beloved Rasool ﷺ. We rush to unpack the geopolitical … Continue reading The destroyer of pleasures: A reflection on Death culture