Quilliam Press
Beautiful resource of knowledge on Purification of the Heart; The Lives of the 4 Khulafa Rashideen; The Lives of the 4 Great Imams; and more! Classes are taught by Shaykh Abdulhakim Murad (T.J. Winters) *Quilliam Press exists to serve men and women who have the courage to challenge some of the basic claims of the modern world. Since the dawn of time human beings have lived spiritual lives, in an environment suffused with ritual and meaning. The result was a tranquillity in their hearts and their social relations.

Passing the Baton (Life and Legacy of Malcom X)
Dr. Umar and Imam Zaid speak on the legacy of Maclom X.

In this short Ta’leef Collective documentary vignette, Dr Umar Faruq Abdullah and Imam Zaid Shakir intimately discuss the life and death of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). They discuss how Muslims should understand Malcolm’s life and the need for us to honor him and continue his legacy.

Imam Zaid intimately explains how he was sitting with Betty Shabazz (Allah have mercy on her) and she said to him, “The Nationalists have claimed Malcolm. The Socialists have claimed Malcolm. Now, it’s time for you Muslims to claim Malcolm… because he was a believer… he was a believer.”

“People before us passed us this Baton (Islam),” explains Imam Zaid, “and in the 20th century it was a hard leg of the race…. it was difficult to be a Muslim. But despite all the hardship, that baton was put in our hand… are we going to drop it or are we going to pass it on?”

Qualities of the Believer
Beneficial talk by Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya:

Advice: Continually Serving the Lord of Ramadan
The following Friday sermon by Sh. Abdul Karim Yahya was delivered at Lighthouse Mosque in California on August 24, 2012 [sound starts at 02:52]. Please benefit and share:

How the Prophet was to ALL Mankind
How did our Beloved Prophet ﷺ respond towards hostility? What does being of Prophetic and Quranic character entail? Please benefit from the following talk that was delivered at the Muslim Unity Center, Michigan, in response to Sam Bacile’s film and attacks on Allah’s Beloved ﷺ:


Advice: Training the Inner Self
The following Friday khutbah talks about attaining ultimate happiness and felicity through struggling against the ego and that which comes between us and Allah Most High. Please benefit and share widely, barakAllahufikum.

Continuity and Community: Eid al-Adha 2012 Khutbah by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah


Watch an interview of Dr. Jackson about his book, “Sufism for Non-Sufis,” by Usama Canon of Ta’leef Collective:
Usama Canon interviews Dr. Sherman Jackson about his book, “Sufism for Non-Sufis,” where he discusses the need for the Muslim community to address the issues surrounding rectifying and reforming our character. Dr. Jackson contends that unless we confront the issues surrounding the refinement of the self and obedience to Allah, that very little will change in our individual or collective body.

Changing the Present, Dreaming the Future: Issue of Cultural Authority

Taken from his address at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit talks, Dr. Sherman Jackson addresses some of the challenges and implications of culture to the Muslim community.

The Mosques’ Role in the 21st Century

Dr. Sherman A. Jackson is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He was the keynote speaker of the Shura Council of Southern California’s annual benefit banquet on Saturday, May 12, 2012