Halal & Tayyib: Rethinking the Ethical by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

In this conference lecture, Dr Ingrid Mattson discusses the relevant topics of halal and tayyib.

Tayyib, translated as good, pure or wholesome, is a word sometimes used in conjunction with halal. With the rapid increase of technology, increased appetites and globalisation – the question of if the food we consume is truly tayyib, halal and ethical is in constantly revisited. As Dr. Ingrid points out, the concept of ‘ethical’ is ever-changing. It is iterative. It is achieved by research, inclusion of relevant parties, review of the process and deriving new meanings when new information is available. Ethics is deeply embedded in the Qur’an by promoting benefits, removing harm and improving processes. The Qur’an promotes viewing processes with our mind, heart and justice. And to ensure collective obligations are met by the community. The Qur’an also emphatically prohibits waste and discourages excess. This provides reassurance that the Qur’anic teachings are ever-applicable.

Achieving a tayyib food chain is a necessity in our communities. Dr. Ingrid talks in detail about her experience and research with seeking tayyib and halal meat. Among her findings is that from raising the animals to the actual slaughter itself should be dealt with in the highest of legal standards, with tight regulations and with compassionate treatment of the animals. These regulations are not limited to solely the production but also the employment of the individuals, the food waste and reducing energy & pollution. In this discussion, Dr. Ingrid discusses how the community can work towards more tayyib standards. One simple, but impactful, way that Muslims can make a small difference is by reducing food waste in your own homes – the reality of food waste is harrowing. The lecture draws upon statistics, science and of course spiritual and ethical reasons to make a change.

 

 

 

The Signs in Mohammed Ali’s Life & Death – Dr Ingrid Mattson (Part I)

Mohammed Ali’s life, death and funeral were filled with blessed signs, apparent to those who are willing to see them. Find out more in the first clip of a conversation between Abdul-Rehman Malik and Dr Ingrid Mattson, visiting scholar at SeekersHub during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Photo of Dr Ingrid Mattson at the SeekersHub 27th night of Ramadan program. Taken by Sulayma Hassan.

Finish Then Begin Again: Reflections on completing the Qur’an – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

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Finish Then Begin Again: Reflections on completing the Qur’an – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area.

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Photo credit: AMISOM Public Information

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Listening for God

Listening for God: Developing an ear for the Qur’an, By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan
Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation

Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and see how we can attain these divine gifts practically. These talks will enliven and inspire us as we begin our nightly ‘isha and tarawih prayers.

Daily at 10:00 pm EST. Attend in person at SeekersHub Toronto or watch live. 

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Photo Credit: Ozma

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Don't Complain

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

30 Days, 30 Deeds
Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart

Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching into practice. Whether it’s forgiving someone who’s wronged us or putting service to others at the top of our list of priorities, these powerful lessons will remind us of the great gift the Prophet ﷺ‎  gave us: the best of character.

Daily at 8:10 pm EST. Attend in person at SeekersHub Toronto or watch live.

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Photo credit: Mycroyance

IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

IQRA! What the moment of Revelation means to us today? – By Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area.

Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More

We envision a world in which no one is cut off from the beauty, mercy and light of the Prophetic ﷺ example. A world where the dark ideology of a few is dwarfed by radiant example of the many who follow the way of the Prophet ﷺ. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support. This Ramadan, we need you to help us #GiveLight to millions more. Here’s how.

Photo credit: UNICEF Etophia