Seeking Islamic community in urban modernity

Fadilah Salawu To simplify the Islamic worldview is to analyse a multi-layered, interconnected sphere, with tawheed, the Oneness of Allah ﷻ , as the nucleus. As we actualise our purpose and responsibilities as khulafa’ (vicegerents) on earth, the various levels form expanding layers. Once the greatness of the personal project of every Muslim and the Islamic religion as a whole is comprehended, the importance of … Continue reading Seeking Islamic community in urban modernity

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