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…
And Now Medina: Beyond the Elephant’s Shadow July 9, 2016
I do not know the specific grievance that drove the suicide bomber to his despicable deed in our beloved Medina, Islam’s second holiest city. I suspect, however, that it had something to do with some perceived decline in…
The funeral and memorial service of our beloved champion Muhammad Ali has inspired the American Muslim community and spawned a new sense of possibility. The explicit and heartfelt national recognition of Ali’s legacy more
Ramadan Reflections with Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans June 6, 2016
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