Embrace the social teachings of Islam by rethinking modern individualism.

Embrace the social teachings of Islam by rethinking modern individualism.

Modern Questions,
Grounded Answers

PRACTICAL INSIGHTS FOR MODERNITY

أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللّهُ مَثَلاً كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاء

Are you not aware how God sets forth the parable of a good word? [It is] like a good tree, firmly rooted, [reaching out] with its branches towards the sky. (Qur’an 14:24)

The articles in this series answer hypothetical questions related to Muslim practice and belief, with a special focus on those things that affect our social lives. Our intention is to provide a clear Islamic alternative to the individualistic worldview held by much of society today. The Q&A’s in this series have both a theoretical and practical element. They help us see the historical and intellectual reasons for why basic Islamic teachings—particularly those related to relationships and society—seem foreign to us today. Along with providing this theoretical awareness, the Q&A’s also give practical advice on how we as contemporary Muslims can still adopt a balanced and beautiful attitude of godly submission despite modern calls to unbridled freedom.

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ALL MODERN QUESTIONS, GROUNDED ANSWERS

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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Hijab and Personality

Is there room for “self-expression” in my wearing of hijab? I see some Muslims condemning hijabi fashion writers, for instance, and I don’t understand why. If my body is covered as it should be, what is the problem with doing it in a way that expresses my personality

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