Best of 2020: Bookstagram Recommends

This month, we asked a few brilliant readers from the fascinating world of Bookstagram to share their favourite reads of 2020. Make sure to follow these sisters for more book reviews on a vast range of genres, from spirituality and history, to politics and fiction. Have a title you think we should read? Comment down below or let us know on Twitter @QarawiyyinProj. Read our … Continue reading Best of 2020: Bookstagram Recommends

Podcast Ep. 11: Palestine – Revelation and Realpolitik | Dr. Aysha Wazwaz

The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes Dr. Aysha Wazwaz for a discussion on Palestine. As we witness shifting rhetoric about the liberation of Palestine, normalisation efforts with the occupying force, and complicity from religious scholars in these efforts, we ask: what is the religious significance of Palestine? Why are Muslims dropping the banner of Palestine advocacy? What is the role of scholars in politics (and must we … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 11: Palestine – Revelation and Realpolitik | Dr. Aysha Wazwaz

Emily and Empire

Musabika Nabiha Days after Netflix’s latest production Emily in Paris premiered to millions of viewers around the world, a critic described it as a “love letter to American exceptionalism.”[1] In the days that followed, tweeters and digital publications alike echoed the sentiment: the show disrespects French culture, its portrayals of French people are wrong and clichéd, and worst of all, its protagonist displays a supreme American … Continue reading Emily and Empire

The Use and Misuse of Critical Thinking

Nayla Majestya Being a Muslim in the liberal arts, I have lost count of the number of times I have been told to be ‘critical’. There is an underlying assumption that as I am visibly Muslim, I must be simple-minded and in dire need of ‘critical thinking’ to be liberated from my false beliefs. However, over the years I have realised that this advice is … Continue reading The Use and Misuse of Critical Thinking

Podcast Ep. 10: Young and Beautiful

Does beauty matter, physical or otherwise?  In Ep. 10, the TQP team sits down to discuss beauty standards, the concept of jamal from an Islamic standpoint, and challenges Muslim women face navigating our hypervisual world. Listen to Ep. 10 below, or find your favorite platform — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, and more — here on Anchor. Continue reading Podcast Ep. 10: Young and Beautiful