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Best of Ilm Student Central 2017

Highlighting some noteworthy posts from this site and other Muslimah bloggers for 2017.

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They Say They’ll Be There

  They say they'll be there But never show up They say they care But hardly a "what's up?" They routinely share But won't give me a listen They won't raise a hair If I were to go missing Behind the hard gaze Is a heart that's trembling Behind the hate mail Is a soul … Continue reading They Say They’ll Be There

A Call to Devotion: Reading the Qur’an as a Modern Muslim

Reposted from The Sila Intiative devotion (noun): love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person or activity; religious worship or observance; profound dedication Devotion, and Its Fruits She would then spread the prayer-mat, a beautiful soft Persian piece, its direction towards the East. She was now going towards the corner in the room where wrapped in … Continue reading A Call to Devotion: Reading the Qur’an as a Modern Muslim

Imam Malik’s Letter to Al-Umari the Renuncient

Reposted from The Humble I Imam Malik was once urged by Abd Allah Al-Umari – who was given to much worldly detachment (zuhd) – that he ought to devote far more time to spiritual seclusion and to other personal acts of piety. Imam Malik wrote a letter of courtesy to him, offering this piece of … Continue reading Imam Malik’s Letter to Al-Umari the Renuncient

Success with the Madina Arabic Series

Years ago one of my teachers directed me to the LQ Toronto website to get me started on Arabic studies. I had previously studied a bit of Arabic in school and was looking for a more detailed yet affordable course to follow. LQ Toronto hosts all the resources you'll need to follow the Madina Arabic … Continue reading Success with the Madina Arabic Series

Making Progress with Seeking Ilm

Seeking knowledge can take a person through any number of routes. There's always a must-do course, a must-attend event, and a must-listen lecture; or many of these at the same time. It gets overwhelming. Many times it leads to no substantial change; and barely any real knowledge. When enough is enough, instead of tossing everything … Continue reading Making Progress with Seeking Ilm

Get Serious About Teaching Qur’an Online

I submitted this to ProductiveMuslim.com with slight modifications. In the first part of this article, I shared some tips for being a productive online student. A teacher is still very much a student, so if you haven’t read the previous post, I highly recommend you head over there first! In this part, we will look at … Continue reading Get Serious About Teaching Qur’an Online

Get Serious About Learning Qur’an Online

I submitted this to ProductiveMuslim.com with slight modifications. “Learning Qur’an online? Does that really work?!” “How can a computer replace a live teacher? I doubt my child will make much progress with online learning.” “I’m not good with computers – I don’t think online Qur’an lessons are for me.” “I don’t feel comfortable teaching someone who … Continue reading Get Serious About Learning Qur’an Online