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Cultural innovations in Al-Andalus

Cultural innovations in Al-Andalus

Culture is often a difficult topic to study historically. How did present-day cultures develop? What other regions and times have affected our modern-day cultures? How were ancient cultures different from our own? One of the best ways to address such questions is to look at some of the cultural giants of the past. One of these giants was a Muslim[Read More…]

March 25, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Towards an Islamic West

Towards an Islamic West

If my impertinence can be forgiven, I’d like to present a few modest thoughts as to why an Islamic West is so important and how it might, insha’allah, be brought about. Given the appalling condition into which colonialist abuse has forced the Islamic world in the last two centuries, no Muslim can be blamed for seeking to use Western liberalism against Western[Read More…]

March 25, 2018 0 comments Society
European Islam – an attempt at operationalisation

European Islam – an attempt at operationalisation

European Islam – an attempt at operationalisation, an essay by Hamdija Begovic We are constantly hearing about a so-called “European Islam” that needs to emerge if our future presence on the continent is to become conflict-free. By establishing such an Islam, customised for Europe, we will be accepted, it is claimed; it will enable us all to experience a new[Read More…]

March 16, 2018 0 comments Our vision
The Void in Islamic Art: Titus Burckhardt

The Void in Islamic Art: Titus Burckhardt

Strictly speaking, the forbidding of images in Islam refers only to images of the Divinity; it is thus situated in the perspective of the Decalogue, or more exactly of Abrahamic monotheism, which Islam renews: in its last as in its first manifestation, this monotheism is directly opposed to idolatrous polytheism;[1] the plastic image of the Divinity—according to a “dialectic” both[Read More…]

March 10, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Advises for Converts

Advises for Converts

Some practical advice for the newly converted, or the newly practicing Muslim.

February 15, 2018 0 comments Faith
Latino Muslim community in the US

Latino Muslim community in the US

On January 30, 2016, Muslims and non-Muslims alike gathered in Houston, Texas, for the most highly anticipated event of the season: the grand opening of IslamInSpanish’s Centro Islamico, a new nexus to bring Islam to Latinos. Bright, sunny, nearly cloudless skies graced the sizable throng, most seated under a protective canopy while the rest stood bathed in the warmth of a[Read More…]

February 3, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Heidegger for Muslims (Shaykh Umar Vadillo)

Heidegger for Muslims (Shaykh Umar Vadillo)

By Umar Ibrahim Vadillo  1.-Introduction  First, you have to know what to expect as a Muslim out of the study of Heidegger. He was not a Muslim, so we are not looking for answers about what is Islam. He cannot give them to us. What Heidegger can help us with is to understand the way of thinking that has become predominant[Read More…]

January 13, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
How an Englishman became a Muslim and happy to be it

How an Englishman became a Muslim and happy to be it

Do you think about converting to Islam, but have obstacles that hold you back? Junaid, a Muslim convert from Britain, was once in the same position and we hope that hearing from a Muslim convert inspires you to push forward in your conversion to Islam.  

January 11, 2018 0 comments Faith
Whether European Muslims must dress like Arabs?

Whether European Muslims must dress like Arabs?

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaks about specific national dress in Islam. Is Arab dress important for European Muslims? Let’s find out!

January 10, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
The Song of Roland. Hero in the monotheistic paradigm

The Song of Roland. Hero in the monotheistic paradigm

Reflecting on common culture codes of Europe, a number of literary works, with no doubt, formed the character of previous European. If, Odysseus represents an archetype of a traveller, pioneer and conqueror, then, Faust — an active-minded and restless intellectual. Likewise, one of the most famous warrior archetypes is represented by Roland, one of Charlemagne’s (Carl the Great) knights, the hero of the[Read More…]

December 27, 2017 0 comments History & Culture