SWISSCAST with Suhaib Webb
Summary: Islam, Faith, Courses and Current Issues
Friday Sermon: Marc Lamont Hill, Power & Healing
A Christian Celebrates the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (sa)
It is common for pious, passionate people to try and quell creativity in mosques and organizations. A mantra commonly used is "The Prophet didn't do it!" Why is that a problem and how can we reorient our minds to a proper understanding of Islam?
Moving Towards God: Sheikh Ahmed Zaruq’s Foundations of the Seeker #6
Moving Towards God: Sheikh Ahmed Zaruq’s Foundations of the Seeker #5
Moving Towards God: Sheikh Ahmed Zaruq’s Foundations of the Seeker #4
Moving Towards God: Sheikh Ahmed Zaruq’s Foundations of the Seeker #3
Moving Towards God: Sheikh Ahmed Zaruq’s Foundations of the Seeker #2
In an age marked by outrage and trauma, keeping an eye on God is difficult. Sidi Ahmed Zarquq wrote about this five hundred years ago, laying down the foundations of the spiritual path, rooting them with our imaginations, understandings, and Islam’s sacred sources. In this course, you will learn how to understand the differences that rock the Muslim community, how to organize your time and set yourself up for a life of service and travel upon the path to God, “And to your Lord is the final stop.” Qur’an 53:42
As the American Muslim community has swerved from its early course, one that was led by passionate activists who were tethered to religious foundations, to one thirsting for acceptance, it may, out of an attempt at survival have adopted attitudes that run contrary to its faith's foundations. What are those challenges and how can we tend to them with compassion and discipline?
Sura Yasīn flips the scrip; it moves from addressing the Prophet and his community, to tell a story about a city similar to his; and now, suddenly it returns to teaching his community. Why? What does that tell us about the sophistication of the Qur'anic message and the deliberate excellence we need if we want to stand in the office of Prophethood?
How can we free our theology from the bounds caste in the late 60's, and most recently after 9/11? By releasing it, I mean, as Vincent W. Lloyd wrote, "To attempt to speak honestly in God's name." Why are efforts to wrestle our faith until it submits its voice to the notions of the left or the right a failure to uphold the balance and truth of prophethood,; and why are unchecked identity politics a threat to our unity as a community as well as the country when they are not nuanced and cleansed with the language and foundations of Faith and our scholarly heritage? That and more.
Friday Sermon: Two Names of God That Will Help You Start the New School Year Right
Foundations and Reflections: Surah Yasin #4
Being religious without investing in good character is high treason. The Prophet (sa) was sent to complete and perfect good character. This section of sura al-Hujurat instructs us on how to have a good character with faith.