University Reading List

As many of our readers prepare to start the new academic year, the Qarawiyyin Project presents a special reading list dedicated to combatting some of the issues often faced at university. Ranging from personal development and activism, to imbibing an Islamic alternative to a liberal worldview, these books are aimed at equipping young Muslims with the confidence to enter into the discourses often found on … Continue reading University 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

Making the most of Dhul Hijjah

Iman Amin How eager we were seeking reward during Ramadan, and how quickly its days left us. Yet as we hear of friends and relatives departing for the pilgrimage to Makkah, another blessed time approaches. The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. It is regarding these treasured days, that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said:  “There … Continue reading Making the most of Dhul Hijjah

Walaa & Baraa: Loyalty in Islam

As Muslims, we understand the importance of the concept of ummah. The idea of a transnational Islamic identity is reiterated in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and it is relevant on a spiritual, social, and political level. From Ramadan and Eid, to war-torn conflicts and natural disasters, we feel the happiness and pain of our brothers and sisters in faith and make our support and love … Continue reading Walaa & Baraa: Loyalty in Islam