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Imam al-Ghazali on Guarding the Tongue

Imam al-Ghazali puts a particular emphasis on the importance of guarding one’s tongue and that the tongue is indeed like a double-edged sword. It can do much good but it can also do much harm.

How Should Muslims Engage With Politics? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How should Muslims engage with politics? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada […]

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Islam, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shock election, Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad urges us to consider where this dramatic shift in global politics is headed. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Donald Trump is President. 12 of the best Muslim reactions “The Trumpet Hasn’t Blown” – Prophetic Responses to Crises Excellent Interview with Muslim Woman Removed From […]

Soul Searching in the Hour of Chaos, by Shaykh Jihad Brown

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the surprise victory of Donald Trump, Shaykh Jihad Brown asks some tough questions and paves a way forward for American Muslims. Its 3:00 a.m.; there is a hollow feeling in the chest, but I have family, I have students. We all knew this could very […]

Donald Trump is President. 12 of the best Muslim reactions.

In a historic and shocking turn of events, Donald J Trump has been elected president of the United States of America. How are Muslims in and out of America reacting? Shaykh Walead Mosaad, Sakina Collective Donald Trump has won this election and it would be a mistake on our part to attribute it merely to […]

Dalia Mogahed’s debut at TED met with standing ovation

What do you think when you look at me? When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her […]

Lessons From Medina – The Creed, Politics, and Ethics of Islam

When the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) entered Yathrib, it was renamed ‘Medina’, meaning ‘city’. This change marked the beginning of a shift of focus in revelation; the foundations of faith laid in Mecca would now rapidly take on many new pillars of outward practice. In other words, the city of Medina would […]

Excellent Interview with Muslim Woman Removed From Trump Rally

On Friday night, Muslim flight attendant Rose Hamid was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina after she stood silently for a few moments, wearing a t-shirt that said “Salam: I Come In Peace,” as well as a yellow star-shaped badge reminiscent of the patches worn by Jews in Nazi […]

Is it Permissible to Study in a Western Country?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I told a friend that I intend to pursue master in the west. He then quoted a Hadith of our Beloved Prophet Peace be upon Him. I don’t remember the words exactly but it is something like: “I have nothing do with a muslim who lives in a non-muslim […]

Muslim Participation in Non-Muslim Governments

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to take part in non-Muslim governments with the intention of letting the Muslims have a voice in domestic and foreign politics? Answer: In the name of Allah, most merciful, compassionate Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Yes, it is not only permitted but praiseworthy and practically […]