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The Position of Culture in Islam – Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Is Islam and the culture mutually exclusive? Or can Islam enrich an existing culture? What is a Cultural Imperative? As Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah explains, good cultural conventions have the power of law. They are given the same priority that law has, as long as they do not actually contradict Islamic law. Unfortunately, this […]

Spiritual Artists, Social Media and Third Spaces: An Interview with Mustafa Davis

In this wide-ranging conversation, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and media consultant Mustafa Davis joins the podcast to discuss the arts, the marketing of Muslim organizations, his own cautionary tale in social media and the third space movement. Our thanks to ImanWire for this beneficial recording. 

My Parents Disagree With My Choice of Spouse. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I want to marry a man but my parents disagree because 1) He is a different nationality and my parents do not speak English 2) I want to marry and move away because we cannot practice Islam here. What do I do? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa […]

Ethics of Healing – Dr. Ingrid Mattson

We need to step back and look at our community holistically and ask ourselves: is this a healthy community? How is the Muslim community at a global and domestic level? Join Dr. Ingrid Mattson at an interdisciplinary theological conference regarding the relationship between ethics and medicine and its direct impact on the Muslim community and  polity. She […]

Are Culture and Religion Mutually Exclusive? Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (3-part series)

What is the connection between religion and culture? What does Islam say about the place of culture in our lives? Do cultural norms conflict with religion, or do they have some sort of authority? And what do art, science, and history have to do with it all? In this illuminating three-part series, Dr. Umar Faruq […]

Why Halloween Should Be Off The Cards – Imam Zaid Shakir

When Imam Zaid Shakir wrote a Facebook Post on why Halloween practices and customs should be avoided by Muslim families, he caused quite a stir. In response, he wrote this lengthier explanation that is truly worth reading: My recent post on Halloween has created quite a stir. That being the case, I would like to […]

Sh. Hamza Yusuf: Islamophobia Production and Re-Defining Global “Security” Agenda for the 21st Century – Video

Sh. Hamza Yusuf: Islamophobia Production and Re-Defining Global “Security” Agenda for the 21st Century   An important lecture by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Islamophobia, at University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Law School.