• Podcasts

    The Idea of Happiness in the Qur’an with Prof. Yasien Mohamed

    What does it mean to be happy? Does eternal happiness exist in this world? How do we develop the virtue of temperance? Find out the answers to these questions in our very first podcast with Prof. Yasien Mohamed, who’s an emeritus Professor of the University of the Western Cape. We were inspired to have this conversation after reading Prof. Yasien’s article about the same topic for Yaqeen Institute. (https://yaqeeninstitute.org/yasienmohamed/the-idea-of-happiness-in-the-quran) If you liked the teaser, go check out the full episode on https://anchor.fm/tayyib-society . The beautiful geometric pattern is done by Prof. Yasien’s late wife, Zaida Mohamed who passed away earlier this year on the 3rd of February. May Allah (swt)…

  • Articles

    In the Deep Desert

    With the blessed first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah around the corner, we would like to share a poem to remember to never despair of God’s help and mercy. May all of our prayers be answered during these days and may you have a blessed Eid ahead. Hajar In the deep desert, unseen she prayedWife of Abraham, all aloneNothing around her, but the dry hot sandBaby Ishmael crying of thirst To her God she turnedShe lifted up her trembling headIn her sweet sad voiceBegged God in her tearful prayer“O Merciful, please help us’ She searched for waterbetween the hills of Safa and MarwaReturning to her child in despairWater gushed forth from…

  • Videos

    Meet: Emosha’s Organic Food

    Who’s Emosha’s Organic Food? Where did they get the name from? Are they organic? Those are a few questions we had when we first found out about them. For our project on Organic Food Providers we are cooperating with organic farms in and around Cairo to learn more about their supply, their owner and their way of farming. As consumers we find it important to know who’s behind the products that we buy. This creates trust, transparency and it is also the aim of our project. In the following video, the owner of Emosha’s Organic Food is answering some of our interview questions which are part of our research. *Disclaimer:…