The Hypocrisy of “Islamic Reform”

Sometimes Muslim reformists or Muslims taking on certain reformist positions will cite a rare, unusual classical opinion to support their view. This is, of...

Morons Preaching “Rational Islam”

Sometimes you read a published academic paper in Islamic studies, and it will have a ton of mistakes in its treatment of the source...

The Cheap “Lack of Nuance” Dismissal

A Tip for Students The laziest way to attack an argument is to claim that the argument missed this or that nuance or that the...

“Enlightened” Academic Discourse

It's kinda sad when the people who say they stand for an open discourse, free speech, academic inquiry, rational debate, etc., are the first...

Are You More Moral Than the Prophet?

"Are you more morally mature than the Prophet of God ﷺ? No you’re not. I’ll answer the question for you.” Look at this man defending...

The Brilliant Minds in Secular Islamic Studies

This is what counts as brilliant insight in the secular academic field of Islamic studies: There is no fact of the matter about what "Islam"...

Does the Quran Really Condemn Homosexuality? The Kugle Smackdown

Many of us have heard the silly claim that the account of Qawm Lut in the Quran is not about same sex behavior --...

Against Naturalism: The Love of a Mountain

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "Verily, the mountain of Uhud loves us and we love it." If you accept this sahih hadith, how are...

Those Who Inadvertently Shield Deviants

Don't be a person who hides cowardice behind "nuance," "sophistication," and "diplomacy." If you see something wrong and despicable, clearly express your objection in...

The Weaponization of Nuance in Reforming Islam

I've come to really dislike the word "nuance." As a college student at Harvard, I took a class one semester on women in Islam. It...