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Review of “The Rise of the Scholarly Gig Economy and Fall of Community Development” – Nurulain Wolhuter

In a recent article in Muslim Matters, Shaykh Osman Umarji highlights the plight of many scholars of sacred knowledge who give up their careers and livelihoods to study abroad and subsequently return to the West to teach the Muslim community. Instead of being honored and respected for their sacrifices, they face criticism and complaints. Instead […]

The SeekersHub Steps Curriculum Explained

The SeekersHub Steps Curriculum allows you to navigate your journey from an absolute beginner in the Islamic sciences to scholarship and mastery. The curriculum is modelled on the traditional method of teaching the Islamic sciences in large mosques, as Imam As-Shafi did in Cairo, Imam Abu Hanifa in Kufa, and other great scholars all over […]

The SeekersHub Steps Curriculum Explained

The SeekersHub Steps Curriculum allows you to navigate your journey from an absolute beginner in the Islamic sciences to scholarship and mastery. The curriculum is modelled on the traditional method of teaching the Islamic sciences in large mosques, as Imam As-Shafi did in Cairo, Imam Abu Hanifa in Kufa, and other great scholars all over […]

Empowering Women’s Voices & Scholarship. Anse Tamara Gray & Ust. Zaynab Ansari

Women have always played important roles in Islamic learning, but their path to scholarship is not without its unique challenges, as Shaykha Tamara Gray and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari discuss. In part 1 of their conversation on ImanWire, Shaykha Tamara Gray of Rabata and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari of Tayseer Seminary discuss the future of female scholarship, […]

Urgent Support Needed for Scholar and Family Facing Death Threats

Click the video below for a brief update from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on the urgent need for support. Once you’ve donated, please email us here indicating the amount donated for the urgent scholar appeal. A respected scholar has received repeated death threats from extremists and needs to move to a safer country with his wife and young children. His country’s […]

Why Do We Need Scholars When There’s Quran And Sunnah?

Why do we need scholars? Why can’t we directly go to the Quran and Sunnah? Shaykh Walead Mosaad talks about the central role of scholars in transmitting, contextualizing and teaching Islam.

Explaining the Caravan Raids by Early Muslims

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Can you please tell me the Islamic point of view on early Muslims attacking caravans? I get this a lot from non-Muslims and I wish to give them a proper response. Unfortunately, militants also use this reasoning as an excuse to do their militant attacks. Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Differences of Opinion & Determining Sound Scholarship

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: If we do whatever Allah asks us to do without questioning, why do different scholars have different opinions about different aspects of our religion? The permissible and impermissible is not clear and there are many different ways of interpreting something. Some scholars say watching Hollywood movies is impermissible, […]

1st Annual Fawakih Essay Contest

Fawakih is an Arabic and Islamic studies institute that aims to provide accessible and excellent outlets for study across America through the best teachers, so students may gain access to primary sources (Qu’ran, Hadith, etc.) through Arabic and develop a strong foundational understanding of Islam, without ever having to leave the U.S. The First Annual […]