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Ubaydallah Evans, scholar-in-residence of ALIM, joins the podcast to discuss culture, the role of custom in the Islamic legal tradition and challenges in applying it in America, the effect of changing social norms on Muslims, and a vision for Muslims to be producers of a vibrant, confident American…

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Goodnight Tales for Little Muslims is a collection of ridiculously interesting & thankfully short bedtime stories with spirit, soul and Islamic lessons for little ones.

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Our prayers and donations should be done for the pleasure of Allah, seeking nearness to Him. Worldly recognition should never be the primary motive.

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As people throughout the world suffer from poverty and oppression, what approach can Muslims take in grappling these issues? Does fidelity to the tradition necessarily equate to political quietism, or does Islam have its own liberation theology? 

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The poet admits being bereft of the offerings suitable for such a guest, and laments not concealing the arrival of white/grey hairs beforehand. This concealing can be of two types: to conceal one’s maturation of age from oneself; and/or to conceal from others ones’ own lack of spiritual maturity…

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The poet sees the arrival of hairs greying as a guest, himself as its host, and good deeds as the most suitable offerings for such a guest. This is a lesson on preparing early for one’s death, before its signs arrive upon us without notice.

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Shaykha Zainab Alwani joins the ImanWire podcast to discuss how to be a contemplative reader of the Qur'an, and gives practical tips on how to connect with the Qur'an.

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The greying of one’s hair is forerunner of what is to come. Only the unwise allow the self/nafs to ignore its message to them.

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The Divine is subtle in His many ways of warning us, even by the onset of greying hair. Wise is the one who heeds to their warning of a lifetime waning, and sees Allah's subtleness in every creation around them.

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In this series of commentaries from the Burdah, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui reflects on its spiritual lessons. The series begins with an introduction of Imam al-Busiri and couplet 11.

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