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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 […]

Do A Random Act Of Kindness For A Stranger (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

Do A Random Act Of Kindness For A Stranger (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have a far-reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every […]

Serve and Serve Again (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

Serve and Serve Again, by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes 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 […]

Three Things Social Work Taught Me – Aisha Hollyer

The first reaction Aisha Hollyer gets when she says she is in the field of social work, “MashaAllah! It must be so good to work with the less fortunate; you must feel so fulfilled, and it must be such a good reminder!” It is, she writes, so much more complicated. “Anze! Anze!” (Miss, Miss!) He couldn’t have been […]

How Can Muslims Become More Effective Community Members?

How can Muslims be effective community members? Is it possible to step outside the framework and associated pitfalls of identity politics? How can Muslims be more grounded in communities where they live? These are some of the questions Dr. Ingrid Mattson asks and then answers by providing an alternative framework with five key areas that Muslims can focus […]

The Blessing of a Muslim Doula

“Doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves”. Three days of conversing with women of different faiths and nationalities, left me, a mom of seven, inspired and ready to help women in their pregnancy and birthing experience as a Muslim doula. And it all started with one blessed experience. Over the summer, […]

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 […]

“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 […]