Embrace the social teachings of Islam by rethinking modern individualism.

Embrace the social teachings of Islam by rethinking modern individualism.

Reconnecting with Our Scholars Upon the Plain of Taqwa

وَإِذَآ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَى الإِنسَانِ أَعْرَضَ وَنَأَى بِجَانِبِهِوَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ كَانَ يَؤُوسًا “When We bestow Our favors unto man he turns away and becomes remote.But when evil befalls he gives himself

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My Mother-in-Law’s Pakoray

It’s still a few hours before any hint of twilight when my mother-in-law pulls herself up off the couch, murmuring with a sense of urgency, “I need to start getting the pakora batter ready for iftar.”

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The Deen of Old Women

The Sila Initiative · Deen Of Old Women بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Question: I find the idea of being an old woman depressing, and hope to die when I can

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Guiding Children to Their True Purpose

The Sila Initiative · Guiding Muslim Children بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Question:  How do I help build a religious focus for my children when the greater society puts so much emphasis on

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Jannah: Finding Oneself at Home

Question: When I read about the fruits and delights of Paradise, I can’t help but wonder: “That’s nice, but won’t we get bored?” I live a comfortable life with all

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Jannah: Finding Oneself at Home

Question: When I read about the fruits and delights of Paradise, I can’t help but wonder: “That’s nice, but won’t we get bored?” I live a comfortable life with all

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Modern Reading vs. Heart Reading

  From narrations of the Prophetic Traditions, we see that among those the Qur’an benefits are: the one who recites even a single letter; the one who recites well and

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The Bad Kind of Remorse

Remorse is a necessary precursor to repentance and eventually forming a strong connection with Allah. But sometimes it can be misplaced and unhelpful!

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Teach Taqwa Through Your Example

The best way to teach children taqwa is through your own example. If you act in a God-fearing manner in your relationships with Allah and His creation, it will leave

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Guiding Children to their True Purpose

A motivational discussion with Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja, author of “Guiding Children to Their True Purpose”, in our first Not-a-Whole-Book club session. Her article clarifies the great potential parents have in forming their children’s understanding of the reality of this world and their purpose in it. We will discuss Ustadha Sulma’s inspiration for this piece and look at the most basic Qur’anic ideas that parents should never forget to impart to their children.

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“Not a Whole Book”© Book Club

WEBINAR SERIES DESCRIPTION We all have big questions about how to stay connected and afloat within the alienating currents of the modern age. But we can’t expect the answer in

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