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Let’s get conversing!

There are things in this world that are difficult to understand. Islam should not be one of them. 

Sometimes, all it takes is a meaningful conversation to really understand yourself, the people you care about, and your faith. Experience it for yourself. Have a Yaqeen ConversationTM.

What are Yaqeen ConversationsTM?
A chance to have intimate discussions about Islam with people you care about. Talking to people helps us gain perspective and organize our thoughts.

So, we built an organized guide to clarity. Each topic covers questions that not only spark conversations about Islam, but lead to the answers.

It’s not a course. It’s not a club. It’s you with the people you want to gather—finding meaning through conversation.

Who can have them?
Anyone. If you’ve ever struggled with concepts in Islam, or know someone who did, or if you haven’t, but you crave perspective and meaning and clarity in your life, this is for you.
How does it work?
It’s simple. Gather people—one, or two, or more. Choose a topic. Follow the guidelines. Have a conversation.
How is this different from Conviction Circles?

Conviction Circles provide people with a space for more in-depth and academic discussions of Yaqeen research papers led by a trained facilitator through regular, recurring meetings and dedicated content.

In contrast, Yaqeen ConversationsTM are discussion topics designed around one or more research papers and do not require a facilitator. Conversations are more informal; they are meant to give you some comprehension around important faith topics and can be accessed at any point in your journey to faith.

Conviction Circles are a great second step for a deeper understanding of the ideas in the papers. Once you complete the Conversations laid out here, we recommend joining an existing Conviction Circle in your locality, or starting your own Circle. Get more information here.

I'm not much of a conversation starter.
No worries, we got you covered. We give you a deck full of question cards for each conversation. They’re specifically designed to lead you and your group to answers—no reading required. It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s meaningful.

And if you’re craving more depth, you’ll always have access to all the papers, infographics, and videos.

#1: Why does God ask people to worship Him?
Conversation #1

This conversation addresses some foundational questions:

  • Why worship God?
  • Does He need our worship?
  • What is worship?
  • What’s in it for me?

Get started by downloading our conversation deck. Follow the instructions to have your very own Yaqeen ConversationTM with family and friends. You can either print out your own cards on white card stock or use the mobile version to access the set of cards on your phone:

Card deck: Printable
Card deck: Mobile

Want more content on this topic? Here are some more resources:

Explore the infographic.
Watch the Behind the Scenes video.
Read our publication

Download Kit with all Resources
#2: How can we be sure the Prophet ﷺ was a prophet?
Conversation #2

This conversation addresses some foundational questions:

  • Do we need a prophet?
  • Who was Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?
  • How do we know he’s a prophet?
  • Why is it important to know who he ﷺ really is?

Get started by downloading our conversation deck. Follow the instructions to have your very own Yaqeen ConversationTM with family and friends. You can either print out your own cards on white card stock or use the mobile version to access the set of cards on your phone:

Card deck: Printable
Card deck: Mobile

Want more content on this topic? Here are some more resources:

Explore the infographic.
Watch the Behind the Scenes video.
Read our publication

Download Kit with all Resources
#3: How can we control our emotions and reactions?
Conversation #3

This conversation addresses some foundational questions:

  • How can we improve our concentration in prayer?
  • How can we begin managing our anger?
  • What are the stages of thought?
  • How can we transform our reactions?

Get started by downloading our conversation deck. Follow the instructions to have your very own Yaqeen ConversationTM with family and friends. You can either print out your own cards on white card stock or use the mobile version to access the set of cards on your phone:

Card deck: Printable
Card deck: Mobile

Want more content on this topic? Here are some more resources:

Explore the infographic.
Watch the Behind the Scenes video.
Read our publication

Download Kit with all Resources
#4: Why do bad things always happen to me?
Conversation #4

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#5: Why did Allah create us with different personalities?
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#6: Why does Allah want us to repent?
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#7: Why does God allow evil to exist?
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#8: Did Islam spread through violence?
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#9: Do we need Hadith?
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#10: Is the Shari’ah barbaric?
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