Regarding Sincerity: A Conversation About Truthful Intention and Self Accountability – By Dr. Mahmoud Masri

There’s a story in ‘al-Risala al-Qushayriyya’ of a young man who regularly attended a gathering (majlis), when he heard a shaykh discussing sincerity: how is it, how should it be when performing actions, etc. The young man found this heavy upon himself, and from that day forward he made a firm intention that he would […]

Can We Talk About Biryani For A Moment? by Asma K Arif

“We got to feed them after the event otherwise no one will come” goes the mantra in the lead up to many Islamic programs. Asma K Arif questions why it is that Muslims struggle to organize successful programs without the element of food.   Disclaimer: Though the intention to offend is not present by the author of […]

Be A Mercy Warrior (30 Deeds, 30 Days), By Shaykh Yahya Rhodus & Imam Amin Muhammad

Be A Mercy Warrior, By Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Imam Amin Muhammad & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 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 […]

Muslim Communal Obligation: Stories That Will Have You In Tears

Imagine spending years saving up for hajj. And then imagine, not being able to go because you gave all your money away, but Allah accepts your hajj anyway. This is the story of Ali, a humble cobbler from Damascus whose random act of sacrifice fulfilled the Muslim communal obligation – fard kifayah – of hundreds […]

Show The World What It Means To be Muslim – Linda Sarsour

At a recent UMMA-Centre gala dinner, American-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour says the time has come for us to show people what it means to be Muslim. She asks her audience, Allah has given each of us so much – homes, families, livelihood and much, much more so what will we say when Allah asks us […]

“Only The Dead Stand Still” – Dr Bano Murtuja on Muhammadan Activism

Dr Bano Murtuja on Muhammadan Activism Dr Bano Murtuja argues that being an ‘activist’ is the natural state of a believer, the one Allah ‘brings to life’ – and being alive is to change as necessary. However, Dr Bano warns that we have collectively failed in this responsibility. Find out what she means in the […]

Activism & Social Change: Q&A and Closing Dua

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed answer critical questions about activism, social change, and the true spirit of service in Islam. This podcast is from a recent seminar at SeekersHub Toronto, on Activism & Social Change. About the Activism & Social Change seminar: Want to save the world? Given the troubling […]

Why Do We Serve? What is Prophetic Concern? by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Who was the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and what was his concern for his community? In this powerful talk, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin describes the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and his deep concern for the well-being of all of Allah’s creation. Using anecdotal examples, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin paints […]

Prophetic Principles for Serving With Excellence, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is the purpose of serving humanity? Why has Allah made us responsible for ensuring the preservation of good for other people? Listen to Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as he answers these and other fundamental questions, which shape our view of service and ultimately decide how and why we serve. This podcast is from a recent seminar […]

VIDEO: Activism & Social Change – Prophetic Principles for Transformative Community Service

What is the purpose of serving humanity? Why has Allah made us responsible for ensuring the preservation of good for other people? What are the foundations which lead to fruitful activism and service? Speaking from many years of experience, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadha Shireen Ahmed and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin offer deep insight into the pitfalls of many […]