The Lamppost Education Initiative
The Lamppost Education Initiative (Lamppost) is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization 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.
The Mission of the Lamppost Education Initiative is to facilitate access to Islam’s rich intellectual, moral, and spiritual legacy, promote societal harmony, and encourage tolerance of ideological diversity.
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 Muslims eager to preserve, secure, and gain inclusion for Islam in the American historical narrative and religio-cultural mosaic. That is by promoting Islamic orthodoxy and bravely tackling matters of theological and moral controversy happening in the public sphere which may challenge the faith convictions of misinformed Muslims.
Lamppost in a Nutshell
‘Culturally Relevant Islamic Programs and Publications
The work of the Lamppost Education Initiative focuses on orthodox Islam & contemporary challenges in the following areas:
- Family & Gender Relations
- Spousal & Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Impropriety
- Gender Confusion
- Finance & Economics
- Sectarianism & Extremism