Welcome Jose Acevedo, our New Operations Executive


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we would like to welcome Jose Acevedo to the ALIM Team.  Jose has joined us as Operations Executive and he will be working closely with the leadership and management at ALIM to oversee programming and execution of our strategic plan. Jose comes with tremendous experience, background and dedication to the field of Islamic Education and we pray that this partnership will be beneficial for all of us.

Director on September 22, 2017


Introducing Reel Talk: w/ Ust Ubaydullah


Our New Blog & Video-Blog Series

“Mish mumkin li wāhid amrīkī an ya’īsha bidūn al-aflām!”

The quotation above, transliterated from semi-colloquial Egyptian Arabic, reads “It’s impossible for an American to live without movies!” Offered by a professor at al-Azhar University in response to an American student’s question about the permissibility of watching movies; the statement was at once facetious and insightful. Although the professor was clearly poking fun at the American obsession with Hollywood, he was also offering a lesson in legal realism or fiqh al-wāqi’. In other words, he was saying, is there really any consequence to how I respond to this question; no matter what I say you’re going to watch movies! And admittedly, we do…

Ubaydullah Evans on September 12, 2017


Wrapping up the 2017 ALIM Summer Program

Its a Wrap Summer 2017

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans shares his thoughts about spirituality as the ALIM Summer Program wraps up for 2017

Ubaydullah Evans on August 22, 2017


Ramadan Donation Drive

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We aim to provide scholarships and sponsorships to more than 50% of our Summer Program students to make this opportunity achievable to all, not just individuals with adequate resources.

ALIM on June 12, 2017


The Hunger of Ramadan

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Let’s face it; it’s about being hungry. In spite of much insightful commentary on prayer and connection to the Qur’an being the true purpose of the holy month, in our minds, and if not, certainly in our stomachs, hunger remains the most salient feature of Ramadan

Ubaydullah Evans on June 4, 2017


ALIM Summer Program 2017


Saturday, July 8 – Sunday, July 30, 2017.

The ALIM Summer Program is an intensive retreat seeking to educate and empower Muslims with the requisite knowledge to understand their religion in the light of a changing world.

May 1, 2017


The New Kalam

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Ilm al-Kalām, the term applied to theology in classical Islam, occupies an interesting place in our history. Much more than law (fiqh), its intellectual counterpart, theology became the focus of the nascent Islamic civilization’s conversation with the world around it. .

Ubaydullah Evans on April 14, 2017


Politically Speaking, Who Am I, And What Do I Want As An American Muslim?*


When the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina, he declared that the Muslims and the rest of the inhabitants of his new home constituted an ummah. This is explicitly, not implicitly, laid out in the so-called Constitution or Ṣaḥīfah of Medina.

Dr. Sherman Jackson on January 3, 2017


Discussing Controversy: Hamza Yusuf at RIS

I still remember my first encounter with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. I was an 18yr old newly-minted convert attending a Nawawi Foundation event in Chicago. Initially unsure of what to expect, I sat spellbound….

Ubaydullah Evans on December 27, 2016

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