A Meditation on Death in Istanbul

Xiwen Yang This short piece has its origin in my grandmother’s passing, who lived her whole life in a small town in south-western China and left for another realm in 2019, may Allah forgive her. Throughout my childhood, she protected my spirit, stirred my imagination, and cheered for my pursuits. I miss her, night and day. Her departure weighs on my heart and forces me … Continue reading A Meditation on Death in Istanbul

Seeking Islamic community in urban modernity

Fadilah Salawu To simplify the Islamic worldview is to analyse a multi-layered, interconnected sphere, with tawheed, the Oneness of Allah ﷻ , as the nucleus. As we actualise our purpose and responsibilities as khulafa’ (vicegerents) on earth, the various levels form expanding layers. Once the greatness of the personal project of every Muslim and the Islamic religion as a whole is comprehended, the importance of … Continue reading Seeking Islamic community in urban modernity

From Virtue to Vice: The Deception of Spiritual Arrogance

Rushda N. I remember a time when I thought my faith was indestructible. That I’d never give it up the way I’d seen others around me do, because I was better than that. It never occurred to me that my self-assuredness was simply arrogance — cloaked in religiosity. How could I be led astray? I was firm. I was resolute. I was wrong. Before I … Continue reading From Virtue to Vice: The Deception of Spiritual Arrogance

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

Podcast Ep. 13: Reflecting on the Names of Allah | Jinan Yousef

The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes Ustadha Jinan Yousef for a discusssion on her recently published book, Reflecting on the Names of Allah. We delve into what it means to truly know God ﷻ, common misconceptions about His nature, and practical ways to improve our relationship with our Creator. Jinan Yousef has been an author for over a decade writing about topics related to the Islamic faith. … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 13: Reflecting on the Names of Allah | Jinan Yousef