Let’s count the homeless. I need 500 volunteers to sign up for this in Dallas. Please organize your youth group, Masjid, MSA, etc. and join this effort! Sign up below!

http://www.mdhadallas.org/2018-homeless-count/

Why we’re going to count the homeless.

A conversation with David Gruber from the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance on how to make homelessness rare, brief, and non recurring.

If you want to do this in Dallas, join us on January 25 from 7 pm – midnight. http://www.mdhadallas.org/2018-homeless-count/

Our latest publication is a deep scholarly piece on the concept of reformation/renewal in Islam by Dr. Hatem El-Haj. There is so much wisdom in this piece beyond the information presented.

Shari’ah in Today’s World: Renewing Islamic Discourse

[ New Publication ] Renewal of religious discourse in Islam (tajdeed) has taken center stage due to the turmoil in Muslim lands nowadays. Most people will agree that renewal is needed. But what does renewal consist of and what parts need to be renewed?

Dr. Hatem ElHaj addresses these issues in “Shari’ah in Today’s World: Renewing Islamic Discourse”.


Hadith 25 – Justice Between Parents & Children. How do we uphold Islam’s honoring of the parents without sanctioning injustice towards children? #40onJustice

Starting back up tonight inshaAllah! Tune in live at 8:05 PM Central Time. We’re back! Sh Omar Suleiman and Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research present “40 Hadiths on Social Justice” #40onJUSTICE in partnership with Valley Ranch Islamic Center every Tuesday night after Maghrib.

LIVE STREAM availabe. This event is FREE to attend. RSVP at this link http://bit.ly/2jQcAkr

Series Description:
When Malcolm X returned from Hajj, he famously stated that he believed that Islam had the cure to racism in America and the world. Islam is a religion of justice that addresses so many of the underlying currents in a society that allow for transgressions to go unchecked. Those transgressions affect human beings, animals, and the environment around us.

As activists and humanitarians seek to right those wrongs, this series will provide a manual for how to deal with issues of social injustice starting from the home, and extending to the farthest horizons of the world that God entrusted to us. We will offer a framework for how to enact social change based upon the Prophetic tradition.

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This broke me. Our immigration system is broken. It was before Trump, and now even worse.

The long fight to keep the Garcia family together ended early this morning at Detroit Metro Airport. Jorge kissed his wife and children goodbye before boarding a plane to Mexico. Although he was brought to Michigan when he was just 10, Jorge was 2 years too old to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects many other undocumented immigrants in his position. Rather than wait to see what reforms are made, Immigration officials came into work on a national holiday to take Jorge away from his family.

Cindy, his wife, has sworn to keep fighting to reunite the family as soon as possible.

I know I’d be nothing without the love and support of my mother (may Allah have mercy on her) and my wife (may Allah preserve her).

I’ve been running around for the last 4 days to no less than 10 MLK events and city functions, and I haven’t once heard a mention of his wife. This isn’t to criticize the phenomenal speakers at all of these events, but to remind everyone of these important women. This image below is one of my favorite. Having been blessed to interact with the daughters of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Malcolm X, I have heard as much about Dr. Betty as I have about Malcolm (may Allah have mercy on them both).

“As you honor my father today, please remember and honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of @TheKingCenter, which she founded two months after Daddy died. Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay.” – @Bernice King (Be A King

From left to right: Betty Shabazz (the wife of Malcolm X), Coretta Scott King (the wife of MLK), and Myrlie Evers (the wife of Medgar Evers).

It has been a long time since I’ve taught this course on Salman the Persian, and there is no better place to teach it again than in Boston!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday inshaAllah. Register at https://www.almaghrib.org/boston Would you seek the truth……despite the cost?

Imprisoned by his father, betrayed by scholarly authority and enslaved in a strange land: All obstacles on the arduous Journey of Salman the Persian.

This is the story of one man’s struggle to find the truth.

Relive the journey as Salman journeys from Persia to Syria to Arabia…as a Zoroastrian priest, a dedicated Christian, and finally a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

The Unique Vantage Point in a World Awaiting Muhammad ﷺ

Islam came to the Arabs, whereas Salman traversed from outside the Arab world searching high and low. He brought with him insight and experience strange to the Arabs of the time:

-Intimate view of the Persian and Roman empires of the time
-Time spent in Persia as a Zoroastrian Fire Keeper
-Experience with the dying strands of early Christianity
-Study in Nestorian churches of each town he visited
-Entering Madinah recognizing it as the prophesied city of the Prophet
-Powerful moment of meeting the Prophet ﷺ for the very first time

Overcome Your Own Struggles With Seeking the Truth. Every path to truth is met with obstacles. Most experience just one or two, whereas Salman encountered them all.

-Non-practicing and/or adversarial parents
-Corrupted teachers and scholarly leadership
-Lack of resources
-Face of doubt and insecurities
-Alienation and isolation upon accepting the truth
-Classical sources in foreign languages

How the Prophet ﷺ Treated Salman

Not only are there lessons for every truth seeker…

…learn how the Prophet ﷺ cared, integrated, welcomed and learned from Salman the Persian.

These are lessons for anyone with:
-an inquisitive mind
-a friend asking critical questions about Islam
-a family member coming back to religion
-a convert community trying to transition
-anyone struggling with the truth

The Prophet ﷺ placed his hand upon Salman’s and said,
“By the One in whose Hand is my soul! If faith were on Pleiades (the stars) then men among these people would reach it.” [Tirmidhi]

This IlmNight, transform your relationship with your own personal path to the truth.

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(New Video) Shaping the Future Through Faith and Vision. How do we work with Baseera (insight), without letting others or ourselves get in the way. What is it like to work within a vision, especially in times of hardship. This lecture also touches on the contributions of the selfless individuals who established the platforms and institutions that we benefit from today. Watch, reflect, and share.

This lecture was given at the Annual MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago on December 30, 2017.

Dr. King to me represents a movement, not a man. A movement that insists on justice even when attempts are made to pacify it in the name of peace. A movement that moves beyond the flowery language of a colorblind society, and forces a necessary tension that we may deal with the intertwined issues of racism, poverty, and militarism. If we are truly to celebrate the life of Dr. King, we must continue his protest beyond the parade. For the issues he sought to address are alive and well, but so is his inspiration. – Omar Suleiman

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/social-justice-1/2018/01/13/kings-dream-lives-north-texas-leaders

Picture Credit: Françoise Mouly


Check out our latest infographic on Islamophobia’s favorite word: TAQIYYA! The idea that all Muslims are lying to secretly advance a take-over agenda isn’t new to our community. In fact, it’s been done to many others, just under different labels. Read the article below and share the video!

https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/omar-suleiman/playing-the-taqiyya-card-evading-intelligent-debate-by-calling-all-muslims-liars/

For centuries, fear-mongering has been used to create distrust and justify discrimination towards certain groups. Today, the Islamophobic industry is spouting the same hateful rhetoric about 1.6 billion Muslims.

It’s time to debunk the myths ❌

Like our page for more content like this, and read “Playing the Taqiyya Card: Evading Intelligent Debate by Calling all Muslims Liars” by Sh. Omar Suleiman and Dr. Nazir Khan for more on this topic: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/omar-suleiman/playing-the-taqiyya-card-evading-intelligent-debate-by-calling-all-muslims-liars/


(New Khutbah) The Hungry Prophet: You Will Be Asked About Your Blessings.

In today’s khutbah, I shared reflections on one of the most powerful narrations about the Prophet (peace be upon him) going hungry. There are serious lessons for caretakers, communities, and individuals. Please have a listen and share.

He called, they answered
They strived, they succeeded
They believed, they rejoiced
Welcomed with no barriers
Included and embraced
“Never say never” Alhumdulillah
#MuhsenUmrah 2017













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He called, they answered
They strived, they succeeded
They believed, they rejoiced
Welcomed with no barriers
Included and embraced
“Never say never” Alhumdulillah
#MuhsenUmrah 2017
Omar Suleiman

A new low even for Trump. This isn’t harmless racism, it’s white supremacy in the white house crafting bigoted policies.






In the past two hours the AP, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC have all confirmed that he said he didn’t want immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti and the many countries of Africa, but preferred immigrants from Norway.

Then the White House confirmed it.

This is open bigotry.
He is a white supremacist. He can’t hide it.

A complete and utter disgrace. Shame on our nation.

How cold is your winter? This is an image from my recent trip that I’ve used to have a conversation with my children. This young boy is collecting firewood to keep he and his family warm in freezing temperatures. Sometimes, their tents catch fire and people die.

The blessing of having heating is one we often don’t show gratitude for. When you’re cold, you can’t think straight. You’re always sick. You’re unable to use the bathroom or take a shower without further hurting yourself. It’s constant bitterness.

There are people sleeping under our highways in downtowns here in the United States that are also freezing while we complain about the difficulty of getting from our homes to our cars. Offer someone the gift of warmth. Keep a heavy coat with you in the car to gift the next cold homeless person you see. And continue to support your brothers and sisters who are freezing all over the world. #HumansofSyria

The way this girl was treated represents the lowest possible state humanity can sink to. This is not just the cruelty of one man, but the passiveness of society in regards to violence against our most vulnerable. There are so many children like Zainab that will never get a hashtag or a picture, and so many more people that don’t have hearts to care even with a hashtag or a picture.

May Allah protect our children, have mercy on Zainab, exact justice on her killer, and comfort her grieving parents. Ameen

#JusticeforZainab

The Prophet (peace be upon him) fully understood where his society’s disregard for women had come from: the very nature of how a woman was viewed, and the lack of essential, independent value attached to a woman. Burying a girl alive physically was only the ultimate culmination of her already buried value.

“We Used to Have No Regard for Women”: Gender Equity & the Advent of Islam

[ New Publication ] How did Islam revolutionize women’s rights?

Join Maryam Al-Dabbagh, Roohi Tahir, Mohammad Elshinawy, and Sh. Omar Suleiman in “‘We Used to Have No Regard for Women’: Gender Equity and the Advent of Islam” as they take us back to 7th century Arabia to analyze Islam’s transformation of women’s rights through the perspective of a man who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the second Caliph of Islam, and one of the most influential leaders in recorded history – ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab.


Sh. Omar Suleiman joined the very first special needs Umrah with Muhsen today. May Allah accept it from all of them. – Admin

A surprise for our first ever Special Needs Umrah: Shaykh Omar Suleiman joins our group for our time in Mecca!
#MuhsenUmrah