Book List: Muslim Fiction

Ayah Aboelela Creatively using words to inspire Islamic values holds a long tradition. Perhaps one of the earliest examples is when the Prophet ﷺ encouraged Hassān ibn Thābit to compose poetry, saying “Verily Ruh-ul- Qudus would continue to help you so long as you put up a defence on behalf of Allah and His Messenger.”[1] However, in the modern era, novels with Muslim characters are … Continue reading Book List: Muslim Fiction

Podcast Ep. 22: How to Win Shahadas and Influence People

The ummah of Islam is growing, as are efforts to spread its message. Though da’wah is often seen as an outward-facing effort, the way it is conducted has serious implications for the faith of Muslims themselves. In this episode, new TQP staff members join the podcast to share their experiences with local da’wah culture, the online scene, da’wah training, and interfaith in non-Muslim majority societies. … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 22: How to Win Shahadas and Influence People

Makkah: The Commodification of a City

Aisha Hasan Home to the most sacred mosque on Earth, the city of Makkah holds a special place in the hearts of all Muslims. Throughout Islamic history it has a held a nostalgia, not only as the beloved homeland of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, but also as home to the Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail. For centuries, pilgrims have flocked to Makkah during the Hajj season, … Continue reading Makkah: The Commodification of a City

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