Ramadan: Attaining Taqwa in a Secular Era

Aisha Hasan يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O you who believe, fasting has been decreed upon you, as it was decreed upon those before, so you that you may attain taqwa. As we enter Ramadan, this verse is one that we will hear regularly as a motivation for us to use this blessed month to … Continue reading Ramadan: Attaining Taqwa in a Secular Era

Individualism & the destruction of community

Ilham Ibrahim An epidemic of loneliness and emptiness is sweeping across the Western world. Increasingly considered by doctors and policymakers as a public health concern, it is feared it could lead to a rise of numerous health problems, ranging from heart attacks to cancers.  Last year British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a minister for loneliness, while a study by the Economist found in September found … Continue reading Individualism & the destruction of community

Podcast Episode #3: I, Keyboard Warrior

Has communal discourse among Muslims become polarized? In this episode, we discuss the ways in which some are addressing liberal tremors in the Muslim community, where they may fall short, and how to begin gathering the broken pieces. This conversation was inspired by an article recently published by Al-Madina Institute entitled “Why We Must Recapture Scholarly Discourse from Extreme Bloggers”. Read: Walaa & Baraa: Loyalty … Continue reading Podcast Episode #3: I, Keyboard Warrior

Ramadan Reading List

With two weeks until Ramadan, check out this special edition of our monthly book list, a roundup of four book recommendations to inspire and prepare us for the blessed month. Read our previous recommendations 1) Seeds of Admonishment and Reform A translation of the illustrious sixth century scholar Ibn al-Jawzi’s work, this book presents a series of short chapters and poetic reflections designed to inspire … Continue reading Ramadan Reading List

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