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What Role Does Culture Play in Islam?

Question: Could you please clarify what is the view of Islam regarding different peoples maintaining their native character and mentality, and being proud of them: I mean not in a bad way, which denies validity of other peoples, but simply appreciating what they have been given and cultivating it as their unique heritage? Does really […]

Coping With Tragedy – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Coping With Tragedy – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah Beyond the devastating physical effects of natural disasters, it is the emotional burden that can be the hardest to bear. Rebuilding our lives in the aftermath is often more difficult and taxing than riding out the storm itself. To overcome the challenges of impatience, anxiety and depression, […]

Video: The Noble Character of the Prophet (pbuh) – Habib Kadhim in Montreal

Video: “The Noble Character of the Prophet (pbuh)” – Habib Kadhim in Montreal MSA McGill , Ilm Foundation and Muwasala.org collaborated together to host Habib Kadhim Al Saqqaf – a highly respected and prominent scholar of the Islamic sciences from Yemen – to present a series of talks over two days in the city of […]

Video: Continuity and Community: Eid al-Adha 2012 Khutbah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Video: Continuity and Community: Eid al-Adha 2012 Khutbah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah delivers Eid al-Adha 2012 khutbah.

Be Aware of your Breaths – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Be Aware of your Breaths – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah Transcribed by Sr. Shagufta Pasta This is what living in breaths is about. It’s about being present in yourself, being present in the time that you are, in the place that you are. And not to live in another world of what I’m going to […]

Video: In Conversation with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah: Islam and The Cultural Imperative

Video: In Conversation with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah: Islam and The Cultural Imperative DEC 10/2011 :: Full video of the discussion with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah at SeekersHub on his article, “Islam and The Cultural Imperative” — — ( reading package for the “In Conversation” sessions can be downloaded here:http://seekershub.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/In-Conversation-with-Dr-Umar… ) Recorded at SeekersHub (www.seekersguidance.org), a […]

Reflections from the SeekersHub Retreat: “I Want to Study to be an Islamic Scholar”

Reflections from the SeekersGuidance Retreat: “I Want to Study to be an Islamic Scholar” – Allah Centric blog Bismillah. Last month, I wrote about the importance of ensuring access to Islamic knowledge to all segments of the Muslim community. At the conclusion, I requested assistance in raising $900 to help several brothers from inner-city Washington […]

What is SeekersHub Retreat like? 6 Days in the Appalachian Mountains

What is SeekersGuidance Retreat like? 6 Days in the Appalachian Mountains Sr. Whittni Abdullah shares 6 days at the SeekersGuidance Retreat in Cooker Creek Tennessee. Day 1: We have Arrived We have arrived…in the Appalachian mountains, in the heart of the Cherokee nation. We are exhausted. I’m not sure if this program should be called […]

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah on SeekersGuidance, its Teachers, Trust, and Learning

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah of the Nawawi Foundation on encouraging people to take the SeekersGuidance courses and to benefit from its teachers and educational opportunities. “Ibn Ata’illah says: ‘The expressions of the teachers, what they teach us, the people of knowledge of this religion as it truly is to be taught, is the basic sustenance of […]

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on Gambian TV

While in Gambia for a conference, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (biography) was interviewed for Gambian television. In it, he discusses evidence of Muslims visiting the Americas before Columbus, how he entered Islam, modernity as an economic system, how to deal with sectarianism, and the distinction between Shari’ah and haqeeqah.   Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]