Rethinking Islamic Education – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Cambridge professor Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, an expert on Islamic education discusses the idea of intellect and its connection to religious thinking. What is a good Islamic education? Is religion a series of beliefs simply memorized and passed down from generation to generation? Is it a Scripture and doctrine that is pliable and can be molded to our […]

Is it Forbidden to Buy New Clothes During Muharram?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A lot of the Indo-Pak cultures have this rule which forbids to buy or wear new clothes or house items etc. in Muharram. What is the basis of this? Answer: Assalamu `alaykum There is no evidence to support the claim that we are not allowed to wear new clothes, […]

In the Spirit of Tradition, by Nazim Baksh

“Tradition” in academic circles has come to signify old fashioned customs, archaic cultural practices, ossified ideas handed down from the past and articulated to the letter by naïve, simple minded neo-Luddites. In popular discourse, to be traditional is to adamantly cling in the past. Those espousing traditional values are often lumped into the same category […]