An intensive immersion into the unique moral messages in each of the 114 chapters of the Quran, the fruit of this scholar's lifetime relationship with the Quran. We are working towards publishing the first original comprehensive Quranic commentary (tafsir) in over 40 years. Learn more here.
A 100,000+ book collection that is a testament to a scholar's lifelong quest to save the Islamic intellectual tradition. Preserving, teaching and learning from these sources forms the backbone of The Usuli Institute.
Part of our mission is to support, empower and create a space for those who have been blessed and burdened with the gift of choosing Islam, and who choose to live as empowered and enlightened human beings in our current time as Muslims.
"...To win this very real war that has done inestimable damage to so many Muslims and to the truth of the Islamic faith, it is absolutely imperative that moderates declare a counter-jihad against the puritan heresy. This is not a call for the shedding of blood; it is a call for matching the zeal of puritans through unrelenting intellectual activism. This is a counter-jihad to reclaim the truth about the Islamic faith and win the hearts and minds of Muslims and non-Muslims all around the world..."
- Khaled Abou El Fadl
"Islamic discourses on the nature, and function of dogs are representative of a range of tensions regarding the roles of history, mythology, rationality, and modernity in Islam. In fact, the debates surrounding the avowed impurity of dogs, and the lawfulness of possessing or living with these animals were one of the main issues symbolizing the challenging dynamic between the revealed religious law, and the state of creation or nature. In addition, certain aspects of these debates pertained to the power dynamics of patriarchy, and more generally, the construction of social attitudes towards marginal elements in society...”
- Khaled Abou El Fadl
We are so grateful to receive beautiful messages and pictures from our friends around the world! This heartwarming picture features a reading group in Australia that has been discussing Dr. Abou El Fadl's book, Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age.
A few short Usuli excerpts taken, all of which are posted on our Instagram and multimedia platforms with behind-the-scenes photos and reshareable clips!