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Rethinking Our Identity as Western Muslims: A Black-and-White Dichotomy?

As turmoil increases around the world, the identity of Western Muslims is increasingly being called into question. On one hand, some people have little interest in their religious or cultural identities and are eager to assimilate into the monoculture. On the other hand, there are people who believe that contributing to mainstream society, such as through […]

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 […]

The Roots of Fruitful Service, by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

Ustadha Shireen Ahmed explains the foundations which lead to fruitful activism and service. Speaking from many years of experience, she offers deep insight into the pitfalls of many young students and activists, and how these can be addressed so that one’s work is more blessed and closer to the Prophetic way. This podcast is from […]