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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 […]

Finding Allah Through Fasting – Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah

Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah reminds us of the ultimate purpose of fasting Ramadan: to find Allah Most High. Allah says in the Qur’an: وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ I did not create jinn and mankind except to worship Me. (Sura al Dhariya 51:56) So we were created to do this. We were created to […]

"Modern Physics Does Not Believe in Red Apples" – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

“Modern physics does not believe in red apples” – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah quotes the physicist Dr. Wolfgang Smith. Modern physics says that red apples are only two dimensional in their existence, which we humans perceive as red apples. However, Muslims believe that red apples exist in their third dimension, says Dr. Umar. Great Muslim scientists  of the past studied […]

What is a Zawiya? An Answer From Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah

Mosque? Seminary? Sufi lodge? What exactly is a zawiya, and what is its function? Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah explains. Take a tour of a  zawiya in Rosales, and listen to Dr. Umar and other attendees, explain the role of a zawiya, in the historical and modern contexts. Some consider it a retreat, to spend time with other […]

Overwhelmed by Beauty and Truth, by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

“No knowledge without practice, no practice without knowledge.” From China to Portugal to Morocco, past Islamic civilizations were filled with great beauty and truth, soothing and nourishing the souls, recounts Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah. However, modern catastrophic changes destroyed this beauty, by betrayals of the Prophetic message through violations of the truth. Watch Dr. Umar explain the correlation between beauty […]

Living Right With This Planet

There are many crimes perpetrated in the modern world. The crimes against this planet, the tyranny of human beings against animals and the natural environment, are probably the worst, argues Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah. As part of this tour of Malaysia, Dr Umar delivered this unequivocal condemnation of our violation of all that God has […]

VIDEO: Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah in Conversation

For almost forty minutes, Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah answered questions from Nazir Ahmed Ghani of Subh e Noor, a Pakistani channel. The topics ranged from animal rights to sufis who don’t follow Islamic law, if dhikr serves any purpose and how a man’s religiosity affects his treatment of his wife, the intense pressure of being […]