Ramadan Donation Drive June 12, 2017

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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.


The Hunger of Ramadan June 4, 2017

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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


The New Kalam April 14, 2017

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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. .


Politically Speaking, Who Am I, And What Do I Want As An American Muslim?* January 3, 2017

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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.


Discussing Controversy: Hamza Yusuf at RIS December 27, 2016

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….


The Election of Donald Trump: A Referendum on Liberalism? November 13, 2016

I am not a political conservative, at least not in the American tradition of that brand. First, conservatives tend to be “no-men” who merely act as brakes on liberal progress…


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