Lamppost Education Initiative

Who are we?

The Lamppost Education Initiative (Lamppost) is a non-profit 501c3 organization  that prides itself on contextualizing and grounding the teachings of Islam in America while maintaining the integrity of its historical message. Our mission is to facilitate access to the unique intellectual contributions of a select number of Muslim American scholars, inspire spiritual and social transformation, and empower through education. Lamppost provides a wide range of services and resources for the Islamic community in the west. We feature some of the brightest, indigenous Muslim-American minds in the West. Scholars like scholars like Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, Dr. Khalid Yahya Blankinship, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson, Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Ustadh Ali Ataie, Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes and more. Listen to Imam Zaid Shakir on the Lamppost Education Initiative

We publish scholarly books and articles. We have provided Arabic to English translations of valuable, scholarly Islamic works from our traditional ulema of the past and present. We conduct online classes that help working families, stay at home mothers and students.

Please take a look at this special video from Muslim-American scholars about Lamppost!

There are several ways you can join the effort!

1. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Lamppost Education Initiative:

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2. Join the Lamppost Team and become a monthly subscriber! This will enable you to get exclusive Lamppost videos and audios every month! Click HERE for more details!

3. Take one of our courses or seminars. Lamppost offers a number of online courses and seminars from our scholars. These courses cover a wide range of topics and essential issues for Muslims today. Click HERE for more details!

4. Be sure to get a copy of our latest publication-“Tears of the Yearners For the Meeting With God“. Click HERE for more details on this work!

Your support is critical in order for us to perform the following tasks:
1. Upgrading our technological abilities in providing live and recorded video sessions of our scholars across the country.
2. Providing scholarships to needy Muslim students for our online courses and seminars
3. Publishing more scholarly articles and books on a wide range of topics and subjects that impact Muslims in the West.
4. Enabling us to conduct more live, free seminars in Muslim communities all over the country. We conduct detailed seminars on a host of subjects ranging from marriage, fiqh, spiritual development and more.
So your help contributes to the intellectual and spiritual needs of Muslims throughout the world. Please share this appeal with your friends and family to let them know about our efforts at Lamppost and encourage them to donate during this wonderful month of Ramadan!

Are you a member of a masjid or organization who would be interested in sponsoring a Lamppost event or a needy student for one of our courses? If so, please email us at

You can also contribute by sending a check or money order to:
Lamppost Education Initiative
PO Box 13175
Philadelphia, Pa 19101