by Shaykh Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Muslims living in ‘non-Muslim’ lands is a relatively new occurrence. True, Muslim travelers and traders roamed the known (and unknown) world since the beginning of Islam. However, to take up residence and begin families and communities is a recent phenomenon. Today, we find ourselves governed by those whose… Read More O Believers, Cast Your Ballot!
Eid al-Adha 2016 Talk Dr. Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) Our Nature We are all the children of Adam and His wife, Hawwa’ (`alayhuma al-salaam). Allah created an innate identity in them – a fitrah – that He created in us as well. It is a natural state; it is how Allah designed us. Every… Read More We Were Created to be Inhabitants of Jannah
“O Believers, the fast [of Ramadan] has been mandated upon you just as it was upon those before you, so that you may develop taqwa.” (2:183) The Prophet ﷺ said, “Ramadan has come to you, a month containing blessings in which Allah surrounds you [with His Love]. He sends His Mercy, erases your sins and… Read More Ramadan Essentials
The Prophet ﷺ was an activist.… Read More We Used to Be Activists
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Indeed, one of the sad losses in the modern Muslim community is a loss of `ubudiyyah (servanthood to Allah) as the approach to and goal of Muslim life. Our approach should reflect Islamicizing modern life rather than modernizing Islamic life. During the Prophetic era, the masjid served as… Read More Masjid Partition: Its Place in the Shari`ah
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Normally, when we say history repeats itself, we intend at least a generation’s time. However, now with smart phones, tablets, and the Apple Watch our memories have diminished so far that even fruit flies are asking us, “You forgot already?” Attention and hate-mongers hold events to insult Muslims/… Read More The Way Forward
by Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Yeah, I’m that guy. The one walking around wearing a jubbah and a kufi in the mall, at the grocery store, or pharmacy. Sometimes, I’m wearing a shalwar khamees.1 Sometimes jeans with a loose khamees that comes down to my knees. No, I’m not from Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.… Read More Dressing the Way I Do