Category Archive: Public Statements

Ramadan Reality Check

We welcome and celebrate the return of Ramadan. We give thanks to God for this ever returning month of spiritual exertion, this month of charity and prayer, this month of solidarity and of fasting… Continue reading

Bearing Witness in a Moment of Grief: a reflection on the continuing violence

I simply cannot be witness to the continuing bloodshed without bearing witness to truth, even though I realize that my perception or understanding of it is flawed, partial, in process…  This is not… Continue reading

FOR MADINA, BAGHDAD, DHAKA, ISTANBUL, ORLANDO, AND ALL THE WOUNDED PLACES WHERE INNOCENTS ARE MURDERED, VIOLATED, TRAUMATIZED, BEREAVED, AND BROKEN

In the Qur’anic passage that recounts the covenant sealed between God and Abraham (2:124), God makes it clear that this special covenantal relationship will not reach or include those who perpetrate evil and oppression. So… Continue reading

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: RESPONDING TO THE FLORIDA MASSACRE

The Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation joins its voice to the voices of Muslims worldwide and all peoples of healthy-minded religion in condemning the atrocities perpetrated against the innocent in Florida.  We remind ourselves and… Continue reading