Areas of Focus

We aim to address relevant topics head-on with the help of the foremost experts in this space. Our work concentrates in the following areas:

Conviction

Since its early days, Islamic scholarship has highlighted reason-based approaches to faith. In line with this tradition, we aim to explore both traditional and contemporary topics on the subject matter. Research will include topics such as the miraculous nature of the Quran, proofs of the prophethood, God’s mercy, atheism, evolution, and other topics.

Islamophobia/Extremism

With the rise of Islamophobia on one hand and extremism on the other, Islam has been cast as irrational, incompatible with modern civilization and inherently violent. This has put Muslims in a defensive position in which they constantly have to justify their convictions, while fighting off the natural doubts and insecurities that arise from such a climate. Research in this area will include topics such as Jihad, Shariah, gender issues, Muslim/Non-Muslim relations, slavery and explaining controversial texts in Islam.

Contribution

Islam has a centuries long tradition of inspiring its adherents to contribute to humanity based on conviction in its tenets. Previous Muslims were on the forefront of contributing to medicine, philosophy, architecture, art and governance among other areas. In our efforts to rekindle this tradition, we will highlight present day efforts of Muslims who have been inspired by their faith to contribute positively to humanity.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in these papers and articles are strictly those of the authors. Furthermore, Yaqeen does not endorse any of the personal views of the authors on any platform. Our team is diverse on all fronts allowing for constant enriching dialogue that helps us produce only the finest research.