Islamo-leftism: The making of new vocabularies in the liberal world

Huda Mohamed Shareef  ‘Islamo-leftism’ is the latest islamophobic accusation to be levelled at French universities by the French Minister for Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal: “Islamo-leftism is plaguing the entire society. I am going to call for an investigation into all the currents of research on these subjects in the universities, so we can distinguish proper academic research from activism and opinion.”[1] Despite its recent appearance, it … Continue reading Islamo-leftism: The making of new vocabularies in the liberal world

Reflections on Violence

Israel’s recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict back into the mainstream media. After ten days of heavy bombardment, the Friday ceasefire saw the Palestinian death toll at 248, including 66 children, with nearly 2,000 wounded. With nearly 17,000 homes, 53 schools, six hospitals, and four mosques destroyed or damaged, as well as 50% of Gaza’s water supply infrastructure, the costs of … Continue reading Reflections on Violence

Podcast Ep. 15: With the Qur’an | Shaykha Maryam Amir

Shaykha Maryam Amir joins the Qarawiyyin Podcast for a conversation on women seeking religious knowledge: access, barriers, missteps, and successes. We discuss the challenges women commonly face when attempting to access even basic information about their deen. Shaykha Maryam dispels misconceptions regarding women reciting the Qur’an, and illustrates the power of reciting and memorizing the Word of Allah ﷻ. Shaykha Maryam Amir received her master’s … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 15: With the Qur’an | Shaykha Maryam Amir

EVENT: Feminism – Al-Arqam Institute

As part of Al-Arqam Institute‘s Ramadan 2021 programme, our editor Aisha Hasan delivered a lecture on feminism. Outlining how the Muslim community should approach conversations on feminism, she discusses what we can learn from feminist analysis, evaluates Islamic feminism, and highlights the challenges posed by misogyny for Muslim women. Continue reading EVENT: Feminism – Al-Arqam Institute