The Connection Between “Rape Culture” and Hook Up Culture

Some Muslims have been slammed for retweeting/reposting this tweet. Why? No one is disputing the evil of violence against women (and men). Yet, a crucial,...

Rape and Hookup Culture: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Predictably, some Muslims reacted with disgust at my latest post about the connection between rape culture and hookup culture. This reaction is baffling to...

Real Muslims Eat Bacon and Don’t Believe in God

Let me save you the time of reading this: "Nuanced portrayal of Muslim life" means portraying Muslims as unapologetically pig-eating, alcohol-drinking, LGBT-rights-supporting, existence-of-God-questioning, casual-sex-having, brown...

Religious Freedom Means Sell Pork or Get Out

This is perfectly consistent with liberal conceptions of religious freedom, even as it is understood in America. After all, if the secular state can...

Sex Sells, The Same Way Drugs Sell

Why is the music and movie industry so sex-obsessed? We are told that it is because "sex sells," i.e., that the masses want sex,...

Why Be a Muslim Skeptic?

Allah says, "And if you obey most of those in the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah's way. They follow nothing but...

Close the Liquor Stores

Ask some American Muslims to pose civil opposition to the opening of liquor stores in our cities because Allah has prohibited intoxicants, and these...

Illegitimate Ways to Escape the Dunya

If you talk to a drug addict, you might be surprised to hear about their desire to leave this world, to leave their bodies,...

Drugs As Escape from Dunya

For many, the basis of their drug use is escape from the world. In some ways, this is an understandable, even commendable impulse: the...

I Blame the Victim

I believe in blaming the victim in some sense and in some cases. For example, there are some men who are accused of rape who...

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"I am just done with secular education. "I am sick and tired of these backwards universities and their backwards professors spewing all kinds of ridiculous...

Monday Memes | Take 34

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Continued Misrepresentation of Malcolm X’s Legacy

A recent deathbed confession of former New York City police officer Raymond Wood has caused demands for new investigations into the murder of Malcolm...

6 Key Islamic Tips for Effective Argumentation

Sometimes when you go out of your way to criticize and undermine someone, you end up undermining yourself and looking bad. In order to...

How Will the Pro-LGBT “Equality Act” Affect Muslims? What Do Imams Have to Say?

Muslims in America need to understand the "Equality Act" that has just been passed by Congress. This is a bill that essentially puts gender identity...

Rape and Pregnant Women in Classical Hindu Scriptures

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