Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

Please note: October 27th "Supporting Your Muslim Clients" was rescheduled to November 7th. This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of … Continue reading Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

Windows to Islam @ St. Stephen’s College

This year, I am proud to offer Windows to Islam in coordination with St. Stephen's College (on the University of Alberta campus). Nov. 10th & 17th 10:00 am - 3:00pm Windows to Islam provides an overview of Islam's rich historical and religious tradition with an emphasis upon how history, contemporary issues, and the Islamic religious sciences … Continue reading Windows to Islam @ St. Stephen’s College

#NAIN Conference in #Edmonton

This year, the annual North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) conference will be hosted in Edmonton. The conference moves around each year to various cities across North America. This year it will be hosted at MacEwan University between August 1st and 2nd (with events preceding and following these workshops and events). From their website: "NAIN builds communication … Continue reading #NAIN Conference in #Edmonton

Dr. Ingrid Mattson: #Interfaith Event in #Edmonton

Dr. Ingrid Mattson was my first teacher when I attended Hartford Seminary's Islamic Chaplaincy program. At the time, I wasn't sure if it was the right school for me and was still on the fence about it. However, I was so impressed with her knowledge, academic rigor, and the way that she carries herself that … Continue reading Dr. Ingrid Mattson: #Interfaith Event in #Edmonton

al-Shaybānī and the Conclusion of this Tale…

After Abū Yūsuf, the second most prominent student of Abū Ḥanīfa is Abū ʽAbdullah Muḥammad b. al-Ḥaṣan al-Shaybānī (132-189AH/749-804CE), more often  known simply as Imam Muḥammad or al-Shaybānī. He was born in Wasit but grew up as a client in Kūfa and, like Abū Yūsuf, he first began his studies in hadith. Unfortunately he was only able to … Continue reading al-Shaybānī and the Conclusion of this Tale…

Abū Yūsuf: The Knowledge of Kūfa Inherited

One day Waki’ b. al-Jarrah,  a prominent hadith scholar of the time, cited a ruling given by Abū Ḥanīfa when someone remarked that Abū Ḥanīfa had committed an error. “How could Abū Ḥanīfa commit an error,” Waki’ replied. “He had eminent men to assist him – in analogy Abū Yūsuf and Zafar [b. al-Hudhayl]; in hadith … Continue reading Abū Yūsuf: The Knowledge of Kūfa Inherited

Abū Ḥanīfa: Rising Out of Kūfa

Abū Ḥanīfa Nuʽman b. Thabit (80-150AH/703-767CE) is considered by many to have been the greatest scholar of the Ahl al-Raʽy. Presently, his school is also the predominant school of Sunni law with nearly half of all Muslims associating with it. However, the Imam has not escaped fierce criticisms alleged against him based upon misperceptions concerning … Continue reading Abū Ḥanīfa: Rising Out of Kūfa