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...

Don’t Be a Literalist About Human Rights!

"Who says a scholar, mufassir of the Quran like Tabari knows more about what the Quran means and understands more of it than anyone...

Academia’s Push for “Islamic Reform”

Beware the Muslim reformers coming out of Islamic studies university departments. Often these are very confused individuals, but they speak confidently about the moral imperative...

How to Be a Stronger Thinker

One of the things they teach you in academic philosophy is to anticipate the strongest argument of the other side. If you are able...

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 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"...

Muslim Chaplaincy at Harvard in Response to Trump

In response to Trump's Executive Order, Harvard University recently announced that they will be instituting an official university-funded Muslim chaplaincy. This is something Muslim...

Muslims Are Subjectivists About Everything Except ISIS

It is humorous when Muslim pundits, academics, reformers, and progressives who established their careers and their fame on the basis of claiming that Islam...

Stay in Your Lane (If You Disagree)

The only time people tell you to "stay in your lane" is when you disagree with them. If you agree with them, then it...

Important Debate Tip

Don't make a theoretical point in order to object to a practical argument. And don't make a practical point in order to object to...