Local news, City TV, highlighted our school's celebration of the Prophet's Hijra ﷺ; an event which also marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar.
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?
My latest article on SuhaibWebb.com: A Chaplain's Plea
Special thanks to the UMass MSA for the video and the invitation to speak.
To continue the conversation about youth at risk, and how imams and Muslim chaplains can respond, I asked my dear friend Sh. Jamaal Diwan to offer a reflection on the points raised in my article "What Happened to Ahmad: Responding to Muslim Youth at Risk." The following is his insightful response: Since I was asked … Continue reading Caring for Ahmad and Other Muslim Youth
“Ibrahim,” he asked, “can you speak with me?” Ahmad*, 19, was a young Muslim man struggling with peer pressure at his community college to drink and engage in sexual activity. I was not the imam, nor was I a chaplain at this time, but I could see in his eyes that he was desperately seeking … Continue reading “What happened to Ahmad?”: Responding to Muslim Youth at Risk
Ramadan compared to other holidays is like driving a Mercedes while everyone else has a Honda Accord.* Imagine if you were a young child sitting in the back seat of that Mercedes. Your mom or dad is driving along and everywhere you look every other kid, like you, is sitting in the back of a … Continue reading Ramadan and the Honda Accord