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The Prophet Muhammad (may God’s peace & blessings be upon him) said, “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” Imam Nawawi commented in his compilation of 40 Prophetic Traditions that, “that the brotherhood referenced in the tradition is that of humanity.” The Nawawi Foundation is named after this classical Islamic scholar, who lived and died in the 13th century.

The Nawawi Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution based in the State of Illinois within the United States of America. The Foundation was founded in 2000 by a small group of Americans based in Chicago. The Foundation was born out of a need to provide relevant, meaningful Islamic teachings to America’s growing first and second generation Muslims – teachings firmly rooted in authentic scholarship and taught in a way that is dynamic and applicable to the modern world.

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