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The Lamppost Education Initiative.


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.

‘Culturally Relevant Islamic Programs and Publications

Lamppost in a Nutshell

The work of the Lamppost Education Initiative focuses on orthodox Islam & contemporary challenges in the following areas:

Mission & Vision

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.

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. 

The Lamppost Team

We offer Islamic Online Courses, videos and articles from Muslim American Scholars.

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Founder & BOard Member

Imam Dawood Yasin

Board Member

Faatimah Knight

Board Member

Khalil Muhsin

General Manager

Nour M. Goda

Board Member

Ishmael Royer

Board Member

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 The Lamppost Education Initiative (Lamppost) needs your help and support. At Lamppost, we maintain our principles and commitment to the core values of our Deen without compromise.

We do not receive government or corporate funding. Your financial support funds our intellectual efforts.   

With the challenges we face in today’s world, the authentic presentation of the Islamic tradition is needed. Please donate today and consider becoming a Monthly Donor.  Your help is critical in our efforts to continue the services we provide to the Muslim community.  We can’t do it without your support. Please give generously.  Click the donation button above and find out more about our efforts.