Principles of Engagement: Navigating dissent

Sarah Bellal وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَجَعَلَ النَّاسَ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً ۖ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ مُخْتَلِفِين And if your Lord had willed, He could have made mankind one community; but they will not cease to differ. [11:118] Of the many things Muslims love to lament is our lack of communal unity. It is easy to be disheartened by frequent debates between our leaders and confused by the various … Continue reading Principles of Engagement: Navigating dissent

Reflections on a pandemic

As the world undergoes its greatest collective crisis since the Second World War, six of The Qarawiyyin Project’s contributors offer their reflections on the coronavirus pandemic and what we as Muslim women can learn from these trying times. Maintaining hope on the frontlines Dr. Aishah A. It was not until the first COVID-19 death occurred in the hospital where I work in the UK that … Continue reading Reflections on a pandemic

Refuting the Historical Negation of Hijab

Aisha Hasan Despite decades of explanations and refutations, the hijab remains the most widespread and contentious issue surrounding Muslim women. From narratives of oppression to empowerment, the entire spectrum of feeling has been expressed over this simple piece of cloth covering a Muslim woman. In the age of modest fashion, the hijab has taken on another dimension altogether, and has in most mainstream discourse been … Continue reading Refuting the Historical Negation of Hijab

January Reading Recommendations

As we enter the new year, the Qarawiyyin Project summarises four must-reads for this January. Alternating between modern challenges and Islamic history, these books contain the perfect mix of nostalgia and contemplation to stimulate you for the year ahead. Have a title you think we should read? Comment down below or let us know on Twitter @QarawiyyinProj. Read our previous recommendations here Amusing Ourselves to … Continue reading January Reading Recommendations

Podcast Episode #6: Pseudoscience

Heraa Hashmi joins the TQP team to discuss secularism in science. Continuing the discussion from our previous episode, we take a look at the relationship between religion and science in academia, as well as the moral implications of attempting to divorce theology from the study of the natural world. Broaching a range of topics including mental health, medical ethics, and abortion, we delve into the … Continue reading Podcast Episode #6: Pseudoscience