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
“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
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
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
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