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My mission is to educate the public on Abrahamic godliness, known in ancient Arabic as Hanīfiyyah. Through sensemaking, I simplify sophisticated Qur’anic narratives and holistic prophetic guidance to show how they persuasively address contemporary social, political and psychological human needs.

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Our social movement brings together like-minded people to revive the Qur'anic legacy of Abraham and mobilise believers with a shared godly social and political culture.

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‘Normative Islam’ in Public Discourse

We are increasingly privy to those who speak on our behalf in public – and this is why it must be addressed. It is not…


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Definition by faith and not cultural heritage

The increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from members of the Cabinet in the wake of the Trojan Horse affair has…


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Peering into the lizard’s hole: Dr Sherman Jackson and “political impotence”

As rejoinder to a critical article written by Ali Al-Arian for al-Jazeera, Dr Sherman Jackson (also known as Shaikh…


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Does Islam Need Defenders?

In an era when corporate capitalism has ordered our lives into a monotonous routine, defending Islam offers the type…


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"Whoever responds to the people merely based on what has been related in books that differ from their customs, habits, their era, their social/political circumstances and the contextual variables at play, misguides others and is himself misguided. He injures the faith greater than a doctor who treats patients failing to consider their different customs, habits, era, circumstances and contextual variables, merely seeking to reflect what is in the general books of medicine. Such a doctor is an imbecile and such a jurist too is an imbecile; both are the most harmful they could possibly be to the people’s faith or their bodies – may God help us!"

– Abu Bakr b. al-Qayyim, Damascene theologian and legal philosopher, d. 1350

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