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The History of Social Justice – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. This segment covers the history of social justice, from the times of the Ancient Greeks until today. Social justice as we know it was first codified by John Rawls in his book A Theory of Justice, published in 1971. He […]

Al Adar Al Karima –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Al Adar Al Karima from the 8th century. Al Adar Al Karima was the Vice-Regent of Yemen for a 14-month period, delegated by her absent son. During […]

Razia Sultan –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Razia Sultan from the 7th century. Razia Sultan was the Sultan, or political leader of the Delhi Sultanate, appointed by her father at his deathbed as he […]

How to Apply the Rules Regarding Backbiting and Slander in Historical Sources?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. How should one view the material rights of others that were taken by one during childhood? 2. As a student of history, I often find myself confused about how to apply the rules regarding backbiting and slander in historical sources, especially after reading Sheikh Gibril Haddad’s […]

What Should I Do About Thefts Committed During Childhood?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. How should one view the material rights of others that were taken by one during childhood? To my shame, in my personal situation I remember having done such things more than once, and having been found out by my parents. 2. As a student of history, […]

Is Historical and Cultural Knowledge Important for a Scholar?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it important for an islamic scholar to know about history and cultural background to better understand the people he is advising or the world he is living in, or should he use his time to acquire only islamic knowledge? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for […]

Caribbean Calling, An Interview with Ustadh Nazim Baksh

At the beginning of the blessed month of Rabi’al Awwal 1438, Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari and Ustadh Nazim Baksh will visit the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Shaykh Ahmad will give a series of talks on the life of Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, at local mosques and will teach from Al-Nubdhah Al-Sughra […]

Islamophobia is alive and well but are we capable of a compassionate, introspective response? Tanya Muneera Williams

On the 22nd of June 1948 the landscape of England changed in the most unprecedented way. The arrival of the empire Windrush from Jamaica to Tilby docks in Essex has been pinpointed as one of the biggest changes in post-war British history. It can also be said that the 500 or so passengers on board […]

Commemorating The Battle of Badr

The date of the Battle of Badr falls on the 17th day of Ramadan, in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the most important historical events for Muslims. Why is Badr significant? Shaykh Amer Jamil explains from the site of the battle The power of faith, lessons from the battle of Badr by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa Dua […]

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.