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Riba: Bad for Akhira AND Dunya

In considering whether to take on interest-bearing (i.e., ribawi) loans to fund education, Muslim students often think of it as a personal moral decision....

Removing My Hijab — Choice, Choice, Choice!!!

How many times was the word "choice" mentioned in this essay? "I chose to wear black socks today instead of white ones. I could have...

Watering Down Islam in Order to Preserve Muslim Faith

Story time... Muslims often speak very definitively about what will or will not alienate other Muslims or what will or will not push other Muslims...

Is Islam Relevant?

Is Islam relevant? How is Islam relevant to my life? These are questions I was asked recently. I proceeded to give an answer in terms...

There is Only One Kind of “Safe Sex”

It doesn't matter if you are religious or not, or if you believe in God or not. There is no such thing as "safe...

Ramadan: Breaking Entitlement

I remember telling a non-Muslim classmate in high school about Ramadan and fasting. To my surprise, he expressed disgust and even anger. "You have...

I Don’t Want to Worry About What God Wants!

The Tragedy of Irony The teenage girl said, "I feel like religion is such a burden. Why do I have to constantly worry about what...

The “Religious” Choice Is the Smart Choice

Sometimes the "religious" choice looks like the most impractical, difficult, and hopeless option. But don't judge by superficial appearances. The blessings in this life...

Shouldn’t We All Support Freedom of Choice?

Question from a recent commenter: "Isn't the main concept of liberal thought: Allow for individual choice and rights (you can apply this to problems...

The Purpose of “Sex Education”

Kids are getting sex education in school at younger and younger ages. When I was in grade school, sex ed wasn't taught until 10th...

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