In an effort to keep the fulfillment of our mission free and accessible for everyone, we keep a thorough archive documenting our community’s growth and showcasing what it means to entrust leadership from within and make a commitment to learn from one another.
You will find our Community Conversation events first, and below them a link to audio and transcript of every one of our Qur’an Study sessions from December 2018 onward, in which we have been going through every Sura of the Qur’an in chronological order.
We aim to make our work as accessible as possible for all of our community members. All programming available for download is accompanied by a full transcript and/or closed captions. If there is a way we can better serve you or a way we can make the work more accessible, please contact us and we will do whatever we can to ensure you have complete and comprehensive access to the fulfillment of Masjid al-Rabia’s mission.
UPDATE 4/9/19: We are updating the transcripts for all Community Conversation events—inshallah they will be back up very soon.
From Karbala to Chicago: Ashura and the Social Justice Movement
This September we will be discussing Ashura (the memorialization of Imam Husayn and his companions' martyrdom 1,338 years ago), and contextualizing the Mourning of Muharram within the modern justice movement -- if "Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala", as Imam Jafar al-Sidiq said, what does that mean for movements towards justice today? What can we learn today from the sacrifices made by the House of the Prophet?
Disability and Islam session #1
Where lies the intersection between Islam and Disability Justice? How do you deal with ableism in the ummah? What does it mean to be a disabled Muslim?
Care Work and Mental Health for Incarcerated Muslims and their Families
A collaborative event with the Believers Bail Out
What does it mean to build community with our siblings who are incarcerated? How can "free world" friends better support community members in prison--and their families? What does holistic community care look like within the realities of overincarceration and unaffordable bail practices?
Safe When I’m With You: Building Safer and Inclusive Faith Spaces
What does it mean to create safer spaces when our communities are under attack? How can we foster a community where everyone feels safe and no one is left behind? How do we protect ourselves? When our communities are under attack by state violence and white nationalism, when we're living under the eye of state surveillance, while so many of us are recovering from violence & abuse from within our own spaces--how do we find hope?
How can we uplift one another, together, and imagine something better?
Inclusive Qur’an Study Sessions
Sura al-Alaq’ and al-Qalam
24 September 2018
Sura al-Fatihah and al-Masad
Sura al-Tawkir and Sura al-A’la
Sura al-Layl and al-Fajr
Sura al-Duha and Ash-Sharh
Sura al-Asr and al-Adiyat
Weeks 15, 16 & 17:
Sura al-Takathur and al-Ma’mun
Sura al-Kafirun and al-Fil
Sura al-Falaq and an-Nas
Sura al-Ikhlas and an-Najm