Why Muslims should care about war studies

Esra N. Kandur The post-9/11 era has witnessed an entire generation of Muslims reach adulthood with a heightened sense of political awareness. With increased public scrutiny of Muslims around the world and greater coverage of events in Muslim countries, the news is often a subject of constant discussion at home. Whether rooted in an ummatic consciousness or feelings of conflicted identity, young Muslims in several … Continue reading Why Muslims should care about war studies

Gender series: “I just don’t think Muslim women should be working”

“I just don’t think Muslim women should be working … I mean, as a Muslim woman, your duty is to look after your husband and children; it’s the man’s duty to provide, and the woman’s duty to take care of the household.” “This is a modern day issue. Muslim women of the past knew their roles and responsibilities; they didn’t neglect their husbands and children … Continue reading Gender series: “I just don’t think Muslim women should be working”

Reflections on Rabi’ al-Awwal

In this blessed month of Rabi’ al-Awwal, as our hearts turn towards the remembrance of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, five of the Qarawiyyin Project’s contributors put forward their reflections on the Seerah and the status of Rasulallah ﷺ. Knowing the beloved Aisha Hasan The station of Muhammad ﷺ is guaranteed by his name: “the praised one”. In the history of humanity, no man has been praised … Continue reading Reflections on Rabi’ al-Awwal

Book List: Rediscovering Islamic History

Following our latest podcast episode, Aaminah Y. and Ayah Aboelela have curated a reading list for aspiring Islamic history buffs! Whether driven by the Islamic imperative to know our past, searching for answers to historical controversies or just looking for entertaining anecdotes, Islamic history provides something for everyone. So where does one start? Before diving in the deep end with Imam Tabari’s 40 volume Tarikh … Continue reading Book List: Rediscovering Islamic History

Podcast Ep. 9: Days of Yore

In Episode 9, The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes a new member and dives into the archives. We discuss the importance of knowing our history, how narratives are shaped, and understanding women’s role in the history of Islam. Listen to the podcast on: iTunes Spotify Google Podcasts More listening platforms are available on Anchor. Subscribe and join the discussion in the comments below! Continue reading Podcast Ep. 9: Days of Yore