Tag: MATERIALISM

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Distracted from the Divine

Drawing from Surat al-Takāthur, Ustadh Faizaan Mahmood speaks about the harmful human tendency to chase wealth.

A Love Letter to Islamic Children’s Books

"These characters and lands and stories have contributed to my children’s understanding of Islam and how it fits into the world they occupy."

A Destructive Education

The burgeoning Muslim middle classes are walking into an epidemic, writes educationalist Usman Qureshi.

The Cure to Black Friday

Today begins the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spreading new religions.

Fasting: a Revolt Against the Modern Condition

In 1960 Tunisia's secularist president Bourguiba asked the esteemed scholar Ibn ʿĀshūr to issue a fatwa to abandon fasting for its impact on the economy. Ibn ʿĀshūr went on public radio and responded…

Wealth does NOT mean Allah loves you

One Friday as I dropped my son off to school I noticed a group of three boys talking. One said to the others, pointing at a shiny Mercedes, “Look at my dad’s car,” at which they all looked very impressed. Two of them then turned to the third, smirking, and asked