read, watch & listen

The Islamic tradition has a wondrous saying that one should seek knowledge, even if it means going to China. Fortunately, The Usuli Institute offers a number of important resources for gaining knowledge that do not require going to China: Reading Recommendations, YouTube videos and podcasts on iTunes and SoundCloud. But if you still want to go to China, then we will need to have a conversation about what is happening to the Uyghur Muslims...! 

Reading Recommendations

Muslims are known as the Civilization of the Book, yet Muslims today don't much like to read. To reclaim our faith, we must reclaim our love for knowledge and reading.


For reading recommendations, we begin with the scholarship of The Usuli Institute Founder, Khaled Abou El Fadl, which can be found at 


For more reading recommendations across the Islamic Studies field, see More:


To purchase books and support The Usuli Institute, visit our Usuli Bookshop via here:

Watch Our Events

Join us in our Usuli Institute educational events and halaqa's (circles of learning). We record and upload all of our events and make them available on The Usuli Institute YouTube channel, or you can find them here. In addition, there are a wealth of videos with Dr. Abou El Fadl giving lectures, classes, khutbahs and more at the Scholar of the House YouTube channel or at We will post Usuli Institute YouTube videos here as they become available. 


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