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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...

Alcohol and Freedom

Alcohol and Freedom One of the common lines you hear is that Islam does not respect freedom of choice. This is highlighted by Islam's prohibition...

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...

Liberalism is About Controlling Your Sex Life

When people say that consensual sex between two adults is a victimless, harmless act, forward them this article. Be that as it may, people don't...

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....

How NOT to Argue Against the Burkini Ban

When Muslims argue against the "burkini ban" on grounds of "freedom of choice," they are being inconsistent. All societies regulate dress and impose standards of...

Dora the Destroyer: The Hidden Message of Children’s Books

(See images below.) This is a great example of how seemingly harmless children's books and entertainment actually contain deeply problematic messages.   These are the lessons that...

Is Hijab Practical?

I would like to put in a few counterpoints regarding some of the things Dalia Mogahed says about hijab, specifically in light of her...

Dress Codes are Sexist, Apparently

The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage: Part 3 School dress codes are sexist, says the Atlantic. Why? Because preventing girls from wearing attire that is distracting...

Feminism and Hijab (or the Dangers of Uncritically Adopting Modernist Discourse)

The most hated thing I have ever written by far is "The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage." It is also the most misunderstood. Contrary to...