Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī

by Mateen A. Khan Our personal du`as are spoken humbly and quietly (taḍarru`an wa khufyatan) between ourselves and Allah. We do not teach them to others – not our children nor our students. However, the prophetic (masnūn) du`as were not like that. Unlike the du`as of other people, his were memorized and passed down by his… Read More Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī

Muslim Collaboration in America: Justification and Boundaries

by Mateen A. Khan Islam and Muslims have a long history in America and are very much a part of the legacy of the United States. Muslims and non-Muslims have worked together, lived together, and played together. We have constructed institutions of peace and have even fought wars together. And so, we increasingly find ourselves… Read More Muslim Collaboration in America: Justification and Boundaries

Lessons from Ma`ariful Qur’an: Slavery in Islam

by Shaykh Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) The following is a brief, loose translation including the translator’s notes on a topic from the Qur’anic exegesis, Ma`ariful Qur’an, written by the late esteemed Mufti Muhammad Shafi`. Any ayahs and hadiths have also been translated loosely to convey a meaning rather than a strict literal translation. Note:… Read More Lessons from Ma`ariful Qur’an: Slavery in Islam