Podcast Episode #4: All the Lonely People

Our first honored guest, Ilham Ibrahim, joins us to discuss her article “Individualism and the Destruction of Community”. We get a look into the founding of Ilham’s project, Qurtuba Online, and reflect on the departure of the holy month of Ramadan. Ilham Ibrahim is the founder of Qurtuba Online. A surgical nurse by profession, she’s an avid reader, martial arts enthusiast and enjoys studying history … Continue reading Podcast Episode #4: All the Lonely People

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

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

Ramadan Diary #4: Gratefulness in the last 10 nights

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month of Ramadan with weekly diary entries. From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. Alhamdullilah, I am officially unemployed. The first time I truly began to understand what it meant to thank and praise … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #4: Gratefulness in the last 10 nights

Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. I decided early on during Ramadan, maybe the first or second day, that I would attempt to direct my focus and … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death