Recommended Reading

Reading is one of the most important habits we can have, but material is sometimes hard to navigate. This page will be populated over time with recommend readings of articles or research that we have found beneficial.

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Question and Answer

Everyday there are many questions that come up related to Islam and its practice. On this site you will find an extensive and growing question and answer database. These can be accessed directly from the archives page.

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Shaykh Jamaal Diwan

Shaykh Jamaal Diwan holds a BA in Third World Studies from UCSD and the equivalent of a law degree in Sharia from al-Azhar University. He has served as the Resident Scholar at ICOI since mid 2012.

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AMJA Declaration on Home Financing in America

* This declaration is taken from their website, here. It came after a conference where the different companies were invited and the scholars debated and discussed the details of each company’s offerings. The scholars who sit on the council are very knowledgeable and reputable. More info can be found here.   بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم […]


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Is Saying Jumuah Mubarak an Innovation?

* Article taken from, here. The question is answered by Imam Suhaib Webb.   The Question Recently, I saw a lecture on YouTube with a man claiming that saying, “jumu`ah mubārak (a blessed Friday)” on Fridays is an innovation? Is that true?   The Answer Scholars of fatwā (legal opinions) divided acts into worship and customs. Both are […]

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