Refuting the Historical Negation of Hijab

Aisha Hasan Despite decades of explanations and refutations, the hijab remains the most widespread and contentious issue surrounding Muslim women. From narratives of oppression to empowerment, the entire spectrum of feeling has been expressed over this simple piece of cloth covering a Muslim woman. In the age of modest fashion, the hijab has taken on another dimension altogether, and has in most mainstream discourse been … Continue reading Refuting the Historical Negation of Hijab

January Reading Recommendations

As we enter the new year, the Qarawiyyin Project summarises four must-reads for this January. Alternating between modern challenges and Islamic history, these books contain the perfect mix of nostalgia and contemplation to stimulate you for the year ahead. Have a title you think we should read? Comment down below or let us know on Twitter @QarawiyyinProj. Read our previous recommendations here Amusing Ourselves to … Continue reading January Reading Recommendations

Podcast Episode #6: Pseudoscience

Heraa Hashmi joins the TQP team to discuss secularism in science. Continuing the discussion from our previous episode, we take a look at the relationship between religion and science in academia, as well as the moral implications of attempting to divorce theology from the study of the natural world. Broaching a range of topics including mental health, medical ethics, and abortion, we delve into the … Continue reading Podcast Episode #6: Pseudoscience

Trials of our time: Surah Kahf revisited

Sarah B. Many of the insights and facts in this article were extracted from Shaykh Faraz Khan’s lecture series on the tafsir of Surah al-Kahf. The miracles of the Qur’an are apparent at every level of its composition–from the etymology of every word, to the lessons in every story, to the organization of each chapter and the Book as a whole. Surah al-Kahf, the Chapter … Continue reading Trials of our time: Surah Kahf revisited

Podcast Episode #5: Honey, I Secularised the Kids

The TQP team discusses the concepts of secular and sacred knowledge, how they came to be defined as such, and the problems that come with these definitions. Does studying the “secular sciences” require us to leave deen at the door, and can one truly be a mu’min as a student at a secular university? We also explore insights from the book recommendations on our University … Continue reading Podcast Episode #5: Honey, I Secularised the Kids