इल्हाद : अक़्ल पे मबनी या जज़्बात पे ?

मुल्हिद (नास्तिक) अक्सर ये दावा करते हैं कि लोग बुनियादी तौर पे ख़ुदा को जज़्बाती वजहों से मानते हैं, सोच समझ कर नहीं। मुल्हिद,...

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The New False Prophets

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The Muslim Skeptic vs. the Western Skeptic

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Atheistic Contradictions

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Responding to Atheistic Arguments by Analogy

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Real Muslims Eat Bacon and Don’t Believe in God

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The Face of Riba — How to Lose God

"During an interview at a bar a few months earlier, I’d asked Zeines about his conscience. He said he didn’t see a problem with...

The Impact of Liberalism on American Muslims

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