“Lamppost Productions offers a wealth of sound Islamic knowledge on some of the most pressing social, cultural, and theological issues facing Western Muslims today. With classes on the fiqh of beauty, sexual ethics, race in Islam and a number of other thought-provoking discussions, Lamppost Productions seeks to bring timely, relevant Islamic perspectives into the arena of ideas.
Lamppost’s resident scholar, Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, is one of a handful of Western Muslims to have graduated from Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fes, Morocco. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Shaykh Abdullah is uniquely positioned to address the concerns of Muslim Americans. His commitment to the betterment of the American Ummah is demonstrated by his teaching at Zaytuna College, America’s first Islamic liberal-arts college, coupled with his regular instruction in urban Muslim communities throughout the nation.”
Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq
“Imam An-Nawawwi mentions in the introduction of his work, Minhaj Al Talibeen, the reason he wrote the Minhaj, which in actuality is a shortened version of Imam Rafi’i’s Al-Mihrar, is because he felt it was a must that he write a text that would be relevant for his time. He took a previous text, shortened it, added rulings that had been left out, and other gems (as he called it) of knowledge into his text. So to re-examine older texts to allow them to become more relevant to today’s time is not only “OK”, but as Imam An-Nawwawi says, it’s a must.
Lamppost Productions offers a methodology that not only allows study of jurisprudence to be examined in a relative manner, it is presented in such a way that takes usually bland subjects, and makes them intriguing. Instead of traditionally going through an entire book, choosing subjects that are of interest to the masses, and using teaching methods that directly address the context for which we live in has truly aided in giving the Muslim-American the fortification to navigate towards developing a stronger sense of context and meaning in light of our social, political, and economical surroundings. The openness of Lamppost Productions, reaching out to teachers and scholars of various backgrounds and experts in various Islamic sciences, truly equips the followers of Lamppost Productions to become broader in their overall understanding of Islam.”
~Jamal Ud-Deen Hysaw
President Entidad Islamica Dominicana
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