Lamppost Education Initiative

About Us

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 which affect Muslims in the West as well as offerings in the classical Islamic disciplines.

Vision & Mission


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.


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.

Lamppost Education Initiative Board of Directors

Founder – Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Khalil Muhsin

Dawud Walid

Eram Uddin

Dawood Yasin

Masood Siddiqui

Faatimah Knight

Jeremiah Abiade