Podcast Ep. 15: With the Qur’an | Shaykha Maryam Amir

Shaykha Maryam Amir joins the Qarawiyyin Podcast for a conversation on women seeking religious knowledge: access, barriers, missteps, and successes. We discuss the challenges women commonly face when attempting to access even basic information about their deen. Shaykha Maryam dispels misconceptions regarding women reciting the Qur’an, and illustrates the power of reciting and memorizing the Word of Allah ﷻ. Shaykha Maryam Amir received her master’s … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 15: With the Qur’an | Shaykha Maryam Amir

EVENT: Feminism – Al-Arqam Institute

As part of Al-Arqam Institute‘s Ramadan 2021 programme, our editor Aisha Hasan delivered a lecture on feminism. Outlining how the Muslim community should approach conversations on feminism, she discusses what we can learn from feminist analysis, evaluates Islamic feminism, and highlights the challenges posed by misogyny for Muslim women. Continue reading EVENT: Feminism – Al-Arqam Institute

Navigating religious knowledge on the method of Aisha

Ustadha Jinan Yousef Living in the information age, it has never been easier to access data. While this means that knowledge is now accessible to most, we are faced with information (and misinformation) overload. Thus, basic critical thinking and information literacy is crucial, particularly when it comes to religious knowledge. Part of the reason many of us are left with less clarity is because we are … Continue reading Navigating religious knowledge on the method of Aisha

Healing with Faith: The Misrepresentation of Integrative Medicine

Afnan Abusheikha The scholarship published in academic journals is largely concerned with packaging research findings in a presentable, bite-sized way. Whilst this has ensured concise and robust output, this often polarises narratives and overlooks nuance.  This is particularly evident in the field of medicine. In modern scholarship, allopathic “conventional” medicine and traditional integrative medicine are portrayed as “long time rivals”[1].  The former is legitimised as evidence based and … Continue reading Healing with Faith: The Misrepresentation of Integrative Medicine

The destroyer of pleasures: A reflection on Death culture

Aaminah Y. Through the ages, society has exhausted every means by which it can comprehend death, from theology to thanatology, renaissance art to greek philosophy. Yet for many, death still remains one of life’s greatest mysteries. Modernity has altered our relationship with death, dividing attitudes between pure tragedy and indifference, both far removed from the sunnah of our beloved Rasool ﷺ. We rush to unpack the geopolitical … Continue reading The destroyer of pleasures: A reflection on Death culture