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Contextualising Justice in the Muslim Community – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. Here, he and Ustadh Nazim Baksh discuss contextualising justice in the Muslim communities. When the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, began his mission in Mecca, the society was rift with tribalism, racism, and economic inequality. As […]

Contextualising Justice in the Muslim Community – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. Here, he and Ustadh Nazim Baksh discuss contextualising justice in the Muslim communities. When the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, began his mission in Mecca, the society was rift with tribalism, racism, and economic inequality. As […]

Frequently Asked Questions – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. In this segment, he answers some frequently asked questions about the topic. Q: Should we partner with groups with whom we have some differences of opinion? A: The Qur’an tells us to co-operate in good and God-fearingness. Is it not […]

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 […]

Justice in the Islamic Paradigm – Social Justice Series

In this series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks about defining social justice in the Islamic paradigm. This segment covers the Islamic methodology for defining social justice. Muslims are enjoined to command the good and forbid the wrong. In addition, we are called upon to fulfil the rights of individuals, as well as the general rights of […]

Change Happens: Qur’anic Principles for Social Change–Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is change? How does change happen? What is the purpose of change? What are the spiritual and worldly keys to change—for the individual, for groups, for communities, and for believers? In the first part of the series, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani speaks about the definition of change, reform, and rights. What is Change? There is […]

The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education, by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Dr. John Sexton and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at New York University’s Global Spiritual Life on the world of religion in higher education, facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Dr John Sexton Q&A facilitated by Reverend Dr. Serene Jones [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers Building Communities of Learning and Mercy The Lost Tools of Learning […]

Gallup Forum 2011 Video: The Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Transformation – Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, Rami Khouri, Essara Abdul Fattah, Dalia Mogahed and others

The Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Transformation – Dr. Aref Ali Nayed and others at GALLUP FORUM 2011 Dr. Aref Ali Nayed is a panelist and the 2011 GALLUP FORUM panel discussion “The Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Transformation.” The discussion took was held at Qasr Al Sarab, Adu Dhabi, UAE on Thursday December 8th […]

Stand Steadfastly For Justice – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani – Friday Sermon at Occupy Toronto

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, the Executive Director of SeekersHub and Educational Director of SeekersGuidance was invited to deliver the Friday Prayers Sermon on October 28, 2011 at St. James Park – the site of the Occupy Toronto movement. The following is taken from the closing remarks of the sermon: Seven Counsels in Closing: 1. Be steadfastly […]

On Libya – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Sandala Productions

On Libya Hamza Yusuf I want to share some quick thoughts and recollections inspired by the current turmoil taking place in Libya, which pains me deeply. Ghaddafi reminds me of Shakespeare’s tyrant, Richard III: conniving, mutant, dark, and absolutely cruel, with no concern for his family, friends, or companions, let alone the people he rules […]