Omar Suleiman Thoughts on Dallas Shooting and Black Lives Matter
Imam Omar Suleiman reflects on the recent incidents in America regarding police shootings across the country and the shootings of police officers in Dallas
Nouman Ali Khan Uphold Justice
Ustadh Nouman explains a few ayat from the Quran talking about upholding justice for humanity and society.
Omar Suleiman Ramadan Lessons from the life of Muhammad Ali
Shaykh Omar gives a khutbah reflecting on the life of the great American Muslim boxer, Muhammad Ali and how we can take benefit from his life.
Ismail ibn Musa Menk Bad Habits
We all have bad habits, but what do we do about them? How do we stop it? Mufti Menk gives us tips and advice on how to deal with this.
Nouman Ali Khan Get To Know: Surah Al-Fatihah
In the ‘Get To Know’ series during Ramadan 2016, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses various Surahs from the Quran. In this first episode he discusses Surah Al-Fatihah.
Abu Usamah You Make Ramadan Difficult
Powerful khutbah by Abu Usamah on how Muslims make Ramadan hard on themselves.
Ismail ibn Musa Menk The Youth And Realities Of The 21st Century
Mufti Menk discusses the challenges youth face in modern society.
Jonathan Brown The Myth of a Universal Islamic State
The concept of an ideal, universal “Islamic State” has been in existence for a long time. Religious reformers in countries as diverse as Egypt, India and Indonesia have advocated for the establishment of Islamic states during the twentieth century. The acquisition of territory in Iraq and Syria by ISIL, (also known as ISIS or Daesh), in 2015 has brought the issue increasingly to our collective thoughts and to media headlines. This group’s claims are often presented by diverse media outlets and others, including academics, as an established fact in Islam. Such presentations give a monopolistic legitimacy to groups such as ISIL (or ISIS) and lock out traditional religious views and historical realities from the public square.
Dr. Jonathan Brown and Dr. Mohammad Shafi will present their clear analysis of why there is no claim for a universal Islamic State in the Qur’an or the normative practice and tradition of the Prophet. Historically, the Caliphate after the Prophet fell apart soon after Umar, claims of legitimacy by the Umayyads were constantly challenged and the presumed unity was shattered very early. The lived history of the Muslim peoples over the centuries shows that the idea is not practical or feasible.