Spirituality of Gender Relations

by Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ Those who follow the… Read More Spirituality of Gender Relations

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