Bilal and the pricelessness of Tawhid

Fatma Gdoura and Ikraan Abdurahman Besides the allegiance of those who were related to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, among the very earliest Muslims to accept Islam was a man named Bilal ibn Rabah.  His name has echoed throughout history as one of the most prominent companions of the Messenger ﷺ. Today, his life provides a shining example of absolute submission to Allah ﷻ and lessons of … Continue reading Bilal and the pricelessness of Tawhid

Podcast Episode #2: On Populism & Martyrdom

In our second episode, we take a look at populism as a framework for understanding the tragedy that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand. Support the United For Christchurch Campaign Listen to the podcast on: iTunes Spotify Google Podcasts More listening platforms available on: anchor.fm Join the discussion in the comments below! Continue reading Podcast Episode #2: On Populism & Martyrdom

Living under occupation – A voice from Kashmir

Syed Rabia Bukhari I walk barefoot, all alone through a deserted street with half burnt, torn down buildings on both sides, smoke still rising from the rubble. The setting looks strangely recognisable. At the far end of the street I see a familiar building, now covered in dust and smoke, about to crumble but somehow still managing to stand, like a column of ash. I … Continue reading Living under occupation – A voice from Kashmir

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