To Love as He ﷺ Loved

It is a wonder how one softens the heart in a world that is full of hatred and cruelty. When divisiveness is the norm rather than the exception, it becomes necessary to reflect on our interactions and adopt a way of life that builds bridges and instils love. For Muslims, there is no better peacemaker to look to than the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This man … Continue reading To Love as He ﷺ Loved

Barakah – The Black Woman who Rocked the Prophet’s Cradle

Aishah A. When asked to illustrate examples of social cohesion and absence of racism in the Islamic faith, Muslims will often point to the example of Bilal, may Allah be pleased with him: an Ethiopian slave who went on to become one of the foremost Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the first muaddhin of Islam. However, less frequently mentioned is Barakah bint Tha’labah: a … Continue reading Barakah – The Black Woman who Rocked the Prophet’s Cradle

Reflections on Rabi’ al-Awwal

In this blessed month of Rabi’ al-Awwal, as our hearts turn towards the remembrance of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, five of the Qarawiyyin Project’s contributors put forward their reflections on the life and character of Rasulallah ﷺ. Knowing the beloved Aisha Hasan The station of Muhammad ﷺ is guaranteed by his name: “the praised one”. In the history of humanity, no man has been praised as … Continue reading Reflections on Rabi’ al-Awwal