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Faith is Believing, Not Feeling – Dr. Ingrid Mattson

There may be times when we feel that we aren’t benefiting from our faith. But true faith is when we still believe that Allah will do what He has promised. In this address, Dr. Ingrid Mattson explains this concept in relation to the believer’s heart, mind, and actions. How can Faith Benefit Me? If faith […]

How the Qur’an Shapes the Sunni Community – Dr. Ingrid Mattson

How does the Qur’an shape the Sunni Community? What role should communities play in interpretation of the Qur’an? Dr. Ingrid Mattson explores these questions at the Boniuk Institute. Cover Photo by Umar Nasir. Our gratitude to the Boniuk Institute for this recording. Resources for seekers Do you recommend the Study Quran? Did you know you have […]

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and […]

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every […]

How Can Muslims Become More Effective Community Members?

How can Muslims be effective community members? Is it possible to step outside the framework and associated pitfalls of identity politics? How can Muslims be more grounded in communities where they live? These are some of the questions Dr. Ingrid Mattson asks and then answers by providing an alternative framework with five key areas that Muslims can focus […]

On Fences and Our Neighbours. Dr Ingrid Mattson reflects.

Religions for Peace USA’s Our Muslim Neighbor Initiative  is a national effort to end Islamophobia. Since the Paris attacks the U.S. has seen an increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric that isolates our Muslim neighbors and feeds into a culture of fear. What can you do to counteract this trend? For the last three years the Our Muslim […]

Gems from the Inspired by the Beloved ﷺ Retreat – Imam Ibrahim Long

On November 16, 2013, I had the great pleasure of meeting with Muslim chaplains, social workers, counselors, and graduate students from across southern Ontario for the first (I hope of many) Inspired by the Beloved  ﷺretreats. The idea for the retreat actually came from Dr. Ingrid Mattson who, after moving back to Canada, encouraged me […]