Towards an Islamic Discourse of Development

Sarah Bellal Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you, until you visit the graveyards. [102:1-2] While working towards the tazkiyyah of a society fraught with economic exploitation and hedonism, it is futile to try and combat these symptoms without interrogating the conditions from which they arose. Unfortunately, much of the discussion on Islamic economics has been relegated to Islamic finance and banking—in other words, a discussion … Continue reading Towards an Islamic Discourse of Development

Book List #2 – February ’19

Check out the second edition of our monthly book list, a roundup of four book recommendations related to Islam, politics, social issues, and anything else we think is worth reading. The monthly list will include books whose authors or ideas we may or may not agree with, but that we find interesting and useful for generating discussion. Have a title you think we should read? … Continue reading Book List #2 – February ’19

Sahabah Profile: Lessons from the life of Abu Bakr

Aishah A. Abu Bakr. One of the first to join Islam; the best friend of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the father of one of the mothers of the Believers. When you delve deeper into the story of this incredible man’s life you begin to see why he was so loved by our Prophet ﷺ and how a man like him could raise daughters like Aisha … Continue reading Sahabah Profile: Lessons from the life of Abu Bakr

Rahaf Mohammad and the Western saviour complex

Aisha Hasan Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed finally landed in Canada this week. Met at the airport by supporters and well-wishers, she smiled and waved, sporting a Canada hoodie and UN baseball cap as cameras flashed around her. Allegedly escaping abuse by her parents, the teen’s request for asylum was advanced by Canadian authorities, after days of international media coverage. Rahaf’s story could not be more … Continue reading Rahaf Mohammad and the Western saviour complex