A friend and avid thinker about all things community, Hussain Khan, has started a podcast focusing on stories of hope, vulnerability, and change within the Canadian Muslim community. His podcast, called Chicken Soup for the Muslim Ruh, draws light upon some of the ways Canadian Muslims support their faith community and neighbours by centering their … Continue reading New Podcast
Muslim Chaplain Receives Distinguished Service Award
Imam Khalid Latif, Muslim Chaplain for the NYPD, receives Alumni Distinguished Service Award from NYU and provides a powerful speech for graduating class of 2014 .
Gems from the Inspired by the Beloved ﷺ Retreat
My latest post has been published on SeekersGuidance's Blog. It includes gems and personal reflections from our Inspired by the Beloved ﷺ retreat in Toronto. Click here to read.
Saeed Saeed, an Australian writer and journalist, interviewed me recently for his unique blog: Mspiration. I was honored to be featured on his site alongside individuals who inspire me. I also appreciated Saeed's relaxed and professional interview style and overall dedication to his site and its goals. May Allah reward him generously. Those interested in reading … Continue reading Mspiration Interview
Why a Muslim Chaplain at Cornell University?
The Muslim students and alumni at Cornell University have been diligently working on establishing the first Muslim chaplaincy position on their campus. Together they have organized an official association, the Diwan Foundation, aimed at providing programming and services to support the well-being of Muslims on campus. As part of this wonderful and ambitious initiative, they … Continue reading Why a Muslim Chaplain at Cornell University?
Muslims Present and Active at National Chaplaincy Conference
Check out this latest article by Amira Elghawaby, a human rights coordinator for CAIR.CAN and a freelance journalist. Elghawaby's article speaks to the active engagement of Muslim presenters and attendees (including myself =) ) at the annual conference for the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
A Chaplain’s Plea
My latest article on SuhaibWebb.com: A Chaplain's Plea
Muslim Chaplains: A New and Needed Face in Religious Leadership
Special thanks to the UMass MSA for the video and the invitation to speak.
Guidelines for the Khateeb (Muslim Preacher)
My aim in this article is to provide some guidelines for giving a khutbah (Islamic sermon). Being a khateeb (also spelled khatib) is perhaps the most honorable position that a Muslim can hold, it’s a fulfillment of part of the mission of the Prophet ﷺ. As Ibn Hilal said “the scholars and imams are the messengers of … Continue reading Guidelines for the Khateeb (Muslim Preacher)
Reflections on Islamic Chaplaincy
For most imams, their primary concern is to care for the congregants of an Islamic center, who, for the most part, share a common vision of Islam. However, the chaplain must be able to work with a diverse array of believers in a secular environment. This means a chaplain must be able to assist those whom they … Continue reading Reflections on Islamic Chaplaincy