Hello/Salam, my name is Tarek Elgawhary and this site is dedicated to helping us make sense of Islam today. Over my twenty-two years of studying and teaching, the one thing I realized is that every generation of Muslims has the enormous task of making their faith relevant and compatible with both Islamic First Principles as well as modern realities. This is not an easy task given the rapid advancement of technology and social norms over the past several decades. Here on this website, I want to share with you how I think we can be both loyal to our principles, as well as make Islam relevant and inspiring for us all. I ultimately believe that the point of faith is to make us happy and help us thrive. If it doesn’t, something is wrong and we need to fix it.

If you want to know more about me personally and my educational background and experience, you can find my written bio here or watch this short video.

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Looking forward to the journey with you!

Tarek Elgawhary