About Us

The Lamppost Education Initiative

The Lamppost Education Initiative (Lamppost) is a non-profit 501c3 charitable dedicated to Islamic education for English-speaking Muslims. Lamppost provides a window into the rich Islamic tradition through the eyes of contemporary American Muslim scholars, intellectuals, activists, and leaders.

We offer to the public: live and pre-recorded webinars, classes, books, essays, and onsite enrichment programs dealing with the topics of Islam, Muslims, and the socio-cultural dynamics of American society. Our contributors offer expert analysis of current events that affect Muslims in the West as well as offerings in the classical Islamic disciplines.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Lamppost Education Initiative is to facilitate access to the unique intellectual contributions of a select number of Muslim American scholars, inspire spiritual and social transformation, and empower through education.

Luqman Williams(may Allah have mercy on him) Our name 'Lamppost" came from Br. Luqman who envisioned our efforts as a light that illuminates the dark streets of a city.

Our Vision

We envision Lamppost as playing a positive role in promoting a clear and accurate picture of Islam and addressing the moral and socio-political concerns of American/American-born Muslims who are eager to preserve, secure, and gain inclusion for Islam in the American historical narrative and religio-cultural mosaic.

We endeavour to awaken the dormant potential of the American Muslim community by challenging them to take ownership of their collective destiny. That is by instilling within them the confidence needed to steer themselves toward a genuine Islamic renewal that takes into consideration the myriad social challenges faced by all peoples of all races and classes.

Lamppost Team

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Founder & BOard Member

Imam Dawud Walid

Board Member

Imam Dawood Yasin

BOard Member

Ishmael Royer

Board Member

Faatimah Knight

BOard Member

Khalil Muhsin

General Manager

Masood Siddiqui

BOard Member

Nour Goda

Board Member

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