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Mounir Birouk

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About Mounir Birouk

Dr. Mounir Birouk Ph.D in Language, Culture and Society

JSM in the Islamic Studies Conference at the University of London: a Report

By |2021-12-08T21:18:16+01:00April 29th, 2015|Conferences|

A panel was held about the thought of Imam Abdessalam Yassine in BRAIS (British Association for Islamic Studies) annual conference. The conference took place this year at the university of London from 13 to 15 April. The panel was held on the first day of the conference, and was chaired by Dr. Hammadi Nait Cherif. Three papers were presented touching upon different but complementary aspects of the thought of the Imam, namely the political, the educational and social aspects.

Triads in the Concept of Education: I- Towards a Lordly and Balanced Education

By |2021-02-08T16:52:07+01:00December 12th, 2014|Articles|

Education is a central concept in the Prophetic Method. While the Holy Qur'an lays out its founding principles, the practical tradition of the Prophet [God bless him and grant him peace] provides us with an outstanding embodiment and didactic down-to-earth enactment of these principles.

Blessed . . but often Forgotten Days

By |2021-03-01T13:37:33+01:00October 10th, 2014|Pilgrimage|

Because of our forgetful nature, God the Almighty decreed seasons when human beings are exposed to Divine zephyrs to insulate them from the density of the matter and transport them to states when their souls becomes more transparent and closer to eternity. One of these blessed occasions which dawn upon us these days, but which often pass unnoticed, are the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijja. How graceful are they? And what should be done in them? The Virtue of the first ten days of Dhu al-Hijja

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Ramadan: a Sign of God’s Mercy and Might

By |2021-02-06T15:12:08+01:00July 5th, 2014|Ramadan|

In the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to apply themselves more and increase their worship more than they do in ordinary days. In addition, Ramadan is also a more opportune season for contemplation and re-discovery of the self. Because of its deep transformative power, Ramadan will always be a sign of God which refers to His might and His mercy.

Ramadan: Insights from the Story of Joseph and his Brothers

By |2021-02-06T15:17:03+01:00July 29th, 2013|Ramadan|

Just like Joseph [peace be upon him], Ramadan is a month which sweeps clean our messes in the other months of the year. Did not Joseph kindheartedly acquit his brothers of their mischievous act, telling them (No blame will there be upon you today. Allah will forgive you; and He is the most merciful of the merciful)? (12:92). Just as Jacob's children rushed to their brother Joseph [peace be upon him], we, burdened with our wrong deeds, likewise rush to Ramadan, looking forward to the Prophet's glad tidings: “whoever fasts Ramadan out of sincere faith and expectation of Allah’s rewards, all his previous sins are forgiven” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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