Usama Canon Lectures

Half-Empty or Half-Full: Understanding God’s Plan

Is the glass half empty or half full? It is a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half-full) or pessimism (half-empty). The answer to this question has nothing to do with the liquid in the glass, but has everything to do with perceptions and attitude. Ustadh Usama Canon discusses about the role of submission and reliance upon Allah, and relate how hope and reliance upon Allah Almighty is directly related to personal strength and perseverance.

The Future of Muslim Leadership

Who are the next generation of Muslim leaders? What are their backgrounds, what issues will the face, and what are their responsibilities to society? Ustadh Usama Canon discusses these and other questions relevant to today’s rising Muslim leaders.

Dar al-Arqam: How the Prophet Muhammad Cared for Converts

Ustadh Usama Canon discusses the first safe space created for Muslim converts in Mecca: Dar al-Arqam. In this story, we learn many lessons on how the Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] cared for the needs of newly-converted Muslims.

Creating Safe Spaces

Ustadh Usama Canon Ustadh Usama Canon talk’s about the importance of the idea of creating a safe, open space for new Muslims, people interested in Islam and spirituality and/or the often marginalized youth of our Muslim community. Also, discussing why and how an open space like this is crucial to sustain and encourage Muslim students and youth to inculcate and continue an open, non-judgmental approach to inviting others to Islam, which is imperative in a pluralistic community that is often found on college campuses.

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