Religion and Spirituality

Hajj at 22

“And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage. They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations.” (22:27) If I was to imagine the perfect state of mankind, I would dream of a world where we all rush to help one another, where […]

October 28, 2018 850 0 2

A Virtue of Disobedience: An interview with Asim Qureshi

What is the right response to despotism? Asim Qureshi’s new book attempts to tackle this question and the complex issues of justice, oppression and faith based resistance by drawing on his 15 years of experience working with people detained at Guantanamo Bay. As the director of research at CAGE, a Britain-based advocacy organization, Qureshi and […]

May 10, 2018 600 0 0

Islam Wants Us to Leave a Legacy. Shouldn’t We Answer it’s Call?

Many of us know exactly who we want to be and what we want to achieve when we’re older. Others are not able to think so far ahead. When it is time to decide they fall into the trap of choosing a career from careers advice, family or by the motivation of monetary goals. This […]

January 29, 2018 909 0 7

Is Raising Children as Muslim Brainwashing Them?

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter.  One of the consequences of religious belief no longer being the default state of being, is a concern with possibility of “indoctrination” of children who are brought up in a religious faith. The eminent psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, described children as having ” a human right not to have their minds crippled […]

December 21, 2017 707 0 0

Best of Both Worlds: Everything Dies to Give Life

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter.  Future can be very ambiguous sometimes. What is coming is always vague, disappointing or cheerful. It is still mysterious, except for one thing: death.     Caught Between Two Stools  Death was the most beyond-belief topic for my humble mind to apprehend. Whenever it abducts someone I know, I start drowning in my thoughts, anchoring me at no port. Until someone that I knew for […]

December 3, 2017 806 0 4

How The Quran Shaped the Scientific Mind

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter. The Quran is a book of never ending miracles.  It is not just a book of guidance and reminders, but rather a book outlining the way of life in all aspects. “And everything We have set out in detail.” [Israa, 12] Throughout the Quran, Allah sends an invitation to knock on […]

September 13, 2017 697 0 2

Putting Faith in Empowerment

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter. One of the most commonly used proverbs, which can also be derived from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is “charity begins at home”. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “The best alms is that which you give when you are rich, and you should support your dependants first.” (Sahih […]

September 13, 2017 1430 0 4

Did I Join a Religion of Terror?

I performed my Shahadah in March 2016 and began my journey as a Muslim. In that month I stopped drinking, learned how to perform my daily prayers, started eating halal and learning the Qur’an in Arabic. So what inspired my conversion to Islam? What caused me to become a Muslim and devote my life to […]

August 22, 2017 2281 0 8

University Changed Me as a Muslim Forever

Coming to University has been one of the best experiences I could have possibly imagined. The opportunity to begin to find yourself and learn more about the dreams and inspirations you have for your future, is one of the greatest gifts to take away. I liken the experience to a seed, you put in all […]

August 7, 2017 2836 0 19

Science in the Quran: How We can Misuse it in Dawah

Many of us have encountered several Muslim public speakers that use the argument of ‘the Scientific Miracles in the Quran’ when debating with atheists and other non-Muslims. Although this argument in its essence is true, it can become a fallacy when misused. It can even cause the public to question the legitimacy of the Quran, […]

July 9, 2017 788 0 2