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Why We Must Behave Decently Towards People – Shaykh Faid Said

In the aftermath of the July 2016 bombing in Medina, Saudia Arabia, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said says we have an important and active choice to make. We can choose to speak with good and act with good in an attempt to be part of the solution amidst all the chaos and madness. Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said […]

Medina Bombing: Where WE Stand & Why We Must State It Clearly, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In an unprecedented escalation of events, an explosion has occured close to the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ mosque in Medina, allegedly detonated by a suicide bomber. The Medina bombing comes at the heels of the devastating violence in Iraq, Turkey and Bangladesh in recent weeks. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani makes it clear: where do we stand on such events and should we speak out? […]

The Plague Within: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the Roots of Violent Extremism

Vigilante acts of violence have killed hundreds around the world in the last few days. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf writes plainly on the dark and destructive ideology which underpins groups like ISIS and their sympathisers. According to a good hadith related by Ahmad and al-Tabarani, the Messenger of God, may God’s peace and blessings be upon him, said, […]

How to stop the cycle of hate, by Imam Khalid Latif

Almost daily there are news reports of hate crimes against Muslims in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere, as well as news of mass terrorist attacks against Muslims in countries like Iraq, Turkey and Bangladesh. Imam Khalid Latif reflects in this article originally published on CNN. This morning, I woke up to images and […]

Should Muslims "Apologize" For The Orlando Shooting? Imam Zaid Shakir

In the aftermath of the Orlando murders many Muslims are adamant that they will not apologize for anything. Imam Zaid Shakir argues, this is a proper stance as our religion does not advocate collective guilt, nor collective punishment. However, clarifying Muslim teachings is also being condemned and this is wrong. We are informed in the […]

Knowing the Prophet ﷺ is the Best Antidote to Extremism

Shaykh Hassan Lachheb argues that if Muslims had more knowledge of how the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ actually lived and what he taught, they would be less vulnerable to extremist propaganda. Counterterrorism officials — who’ve focused largely on surveillance, sting operations and community policing — would have more success countering extremism, he says, if they supported efforts […]

ISIS: More About Meaningless, Dysfunctional Lives Than Jihad – Imam Zaid Shakir

A Norway Town and Its Pipeline to “Jihad” in Syria When a known group of young trouble-makers from a small Norwegian town stopped having run-ins with the local police, law enforcement authorities were relieved but unfortunately, this was short-lived. The boys had moved on from their dysfunctional lives in  straight into the hands of ISIS […]

What is a "Caliphate"? Does an ISIS Caliphate Really Exist?

The 2016 presidential race has been loaded with rhetoric about a so-called “ISIS caliphate.” But what exactly is a caliphate? And what does it mean to say that ISIS claims to have one? WNPR invited Dr. Feryal Salem to unpack these terms. Listen to the full interview here. Hijacked Dr. Salem said the term “caliphate” […]

The Crisis of ISIS: A Prophetic Prediction, A Sermon by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Allah has given certain people to fight, to defend themselves and others. Who are they and to what end should they fight? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains in this sermon. Resources for seekers: Paris Attacks: Response and Responsibility Afraid to get groceries? On being a woman in turbulent times “Be Unapologetically Muslim No Matter What” Finding […]

On War & Beheadings: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come […]