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

Dismantling the myths of Ahlul Dhimma

Narratives purporting the brutality of Islam have been peddled by many groups throughout history. This discourse, often steered by anti-Islamic critics, denotes images of bloodthirsty, power-hungry Muslims mercilessly invading peaceful lands, enforcing onerous taxes to oppress the disbelievers into submission, and eventually eliminating them with the ultimate goal of establishing a homogeneous caliphate.  This vilification of Islam allows for opposing movements to garner support from … Continue reading Dismantling the myths of Ahlul Dhimma

A rereading of the story of Maryam

Marzuqa Karima The name of Maryam (peace be upon her) is one which believers all around the world recall several times when reciting the divine revelation, the Qur’an. When Muslims take her name in such reading, they are rewarded tenfold for each letter. She is a paragon of virtue who is also remembered by other faiths, and is celebrated as one of the world’s greatest … Continue reading A rereading of the story of Maryam

June Reading Recommendations

Check out the latest edition of our monthly reading list, a roundup of four books and articles 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 … Continue reading June Reading Recommendations

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