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

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

Podcast Ep. 10: Young and Beautiful

Does beauty matter, physical or otherwise?  In Ep. 10, the TQP team sits down to discuss beauty standards, the concept of jamal from an Islamic standpoint, and challenges Muslim women face navigating our hypervisual world. Listen to Ep. 10 below, or find your favorite platform — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, and more — here on Anchor. Continue reading Podcast Ep. 10: Young and Beautiful

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

The demoralised Muslim mind

Nayla Majestya  During my graduate studies some years ago, I remember having countless conversations with my peers concerning our struggle to feel happy. It appeared rather ridiculous; we were a group of young, healthy students, with a decent level of intellect, and in a stable enough financial situation to be able to choose graduate school over earning our keep. Yet in a bid to feel … Continue reading The demoralised Muslim mind