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Feeling Discouraged about Marriage

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers concerns about not feeling acceptable as a potential spouse. I am an American college student trying to finish half my din. I have maintained haya all my life and avoided speaking unnecessarily with men, so I asked my parents to help me search. Unfortunately I’ve been met with rejection before […]

5 Excellent Resources To Help You Explain Racial Bias To Your Children

Mamanushka, the new parenting blog, has published some stellar content since its launch, including the latest one, 5 Excellent Resources To Help You Explain Racial Bias To Your Children. Worth reading and sharing far and wide. This past week, with all its happiness and celebrations of Eid, has also been one of great sadness and […]

#‎Blacklivesmatter Because Our Lord Demands It – Ustadh Salman Younas

‪#‎Blacklivesmatter‬ because our Lord has “ennobled all the children of Adam” (17:70) and commanded us to “stand firmly for justice.” (4:135), writes Ustadh Salman Younas. ‪#‎Blacklivesmatter to me not because it is politically prudent for Muslims to side with African-Americans. They matter to me not because it’s viewed by some as the new countercultural trend that people should […]

Blackness, Racism And How The Arabic Language Rises Above It All

Shaykh Muhammad Mendes responds to this question during a Lamppost Education Initiative Seminar on Muslim Spirituality From Africa to Americas. “Why is the colour black – black people and all things black, so foul to humanity?” Resources for seekers Responses To The Islamophobic Attack On The Bus Illustrate Wider Problems of Racism Race To The […]

Islamophobia is alive and well but are we capable of a compassionate, introspective response? Tanya Muneera Williams

On the 22nd of June 1948 the landscape of England changed in the most unprecedented way. The arrival of the empire Windrush from Jamaica to Tilby docks in Essex has been pinpointed as one of the biggest changes in post-war British history. It can also be said that the 500 or so passengers on board […]

Is It Allowed to Participate in a Contest with a Cash Prize? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalam’aleykum, Is it allowed to participate in a contest whith a cash prize such as in track and field competition? Answer: Wa alaykum as salam wa rahmatullah, The Chapter of Musabaqa (Races) mentions very specific races and competitions that one may include a cash prize on. Foot races are […]