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Donald Trump and the Triumph of Islam, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shock election, Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad urges us to consider where this dramatic shift in global politics is headed. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Donald Trump is President. 12 of the best Muslim reactions “The Trumpet Hasn’t Blown” – Prophetic Responses to Crises Excellent Interview with Muslim Woman Removed From […]

Soul Searching in the Hour of Chaos, by Shaykh Jihad Brown

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the surprise victory of Donald Trump, Shaykh Jihad Brown asks some tough questions and paves a way forward for American Muslims. Its 3:00 a.m.; there is a hollow feeling in the chest, but I have family, I have students. We all knew this could very […]

Donald Trump is President. 12 of the best Muslim reactions.

In a historic and shocking turn of events, Donald J Trump has been elected president of the United States of America. How are Muslims in and out of America reacting? Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Sakina Collective Donald Trump has won this election and it would be a mistake on our part to attribute it merely to […]

#‎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 […]

Thoughts on the Orlando Shooting Tragedy, from Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Our apologies for the quality of this recording.   Shaykh Waleed will teach at SeekersHub for part of Ramadan 2016. Details can be found here. Our thanks to Sakina Collective for this recording, where Shaykh Walead Mosaad is scholar in residence. Visit their Facebook page and Soundcloud. Photo from Beck Diefenbach (Reuters)

Arabic, an asset or liability in schools?

This week, an American school’s foreign language department arranged for the US Pledge of Allegiance to be read in a different language each day for a week. The day it was Arabic’s turn, things didn’t go down very well. The school district superintendant, Joan Carbone, told the Times Herald-Record newspaper that the Arabic pledge had “divided […]