Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Top Publications of 2019 | Countdown to 2020

With just a few days left in 2019, we’re counting down to 2020 with some of our top content this year.

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Here are our top 5 most read publications in 2019:

#5 Who Wants the Islamic Caliphate?


Having collapsed nearly a century ago, and hijacked by extremist movements, the institution of the Caliphate has become synonymous with barbarism, backwardness, and incompatibility with modernity. But is the idea of a caliphate still relevant, and can it offer solutions to some of today’s challenges in the Muslim world? Guest contributor Ovamir Anjum answers these questions.

#4 Blind Spots: The Origins of the Western Method of Critiquing Hadith


Dr. Jonathan Brown provides a manageable summary of how and why ‘modern’ people came to a uniquely skeptical and cynical attitude towards scripture, specifically Hadith, and orthodoxy across religious traditions.

#3 The Physical Miracles of the Prophet ﷺ : Proofs of Prophethood Series


In the latest addition to the Proofs of Prophethood series, Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy and Dr. Nazir Khan explore some of the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad after assessing the utility, plausibility & provability of miracles in the first place.

#2 Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Me? Breaking the Cycles of Negativity


Feeling trapped within the confines of the same problem over and over again is both soul-crushing and overwhelming. In the first chapter of the Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You series, Najwa Awad and Sarah Sultan guide the reader through practical excercises that can help break the cycle.

#1 Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You: Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Faith

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Authors Najwa Awad and Sarah Sultan introduce the Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You series, addressing trauma from a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical perspective.

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