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Religion Invented the Afterlife

Is the afterlife a myth religion invented to comfort people from the thought of death? Many skeptics past and present have claimed that religion invented...

“Hijab is About Choice” and Other Confusions

I have mentioned numerous times before how baseless and empty it is for Muslim women to talk about the hijab by endlessly invoking the...

Fulfilling Our Promise to Our Lord

How can a person be committed to "la ilaha illa Allah" and not maintain the five prayers? How can a person testify that "there...

Do You Believe in God? Or Santa Claus?

Following Nietzsche, the Western intelligentsia of the twentieth century presumed God to be dead. By the end of that century and into next, God...

The NYTimes’ Creepy Obsession with Muslim Sex Lives

The NY Times has been publishing a lot of trash lately about Muslims and sex. What is their fascination with Muslim sex lives? The problem...

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...

The Problem with Consent [Excerpt]

"Consent itself is a concept fraught with metaphysical assumptions. "On a theoretical level, the notion of consent is notoriously difficult to pin down. For example,...

The Golden Rule, Self-Worship, and Satanism

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." Question: How do you effectively control a person? Methods can vary, but history has shown...

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The Trickiest Atheist Argument [Video]

https://youtu.be/f50zaO-FCT4 Transcript: Atheists have a lot of tricky arguments against religion but one particular argument has gotten a lot of traction on social media because of...

9/11 and Covid: Will Muslims Lead or Fall Prey Again?

I think we are way past discussing efficacy of lockdown. Every day, more and more have realized that it was and continues to be...

The Fallacy of “Don’t Judge!” in Islam

“Who are you to judge?” “Worry about your own sins”…, ”It’s not your business what I choose to do with my life”…, ”You don’t...

Let’s Not Forget What China Is Doing to the Uighurs

Back in December 2018, my wife and I were traveling from Indonesia to the United States. It was the happiest day of our lives,...

Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for the Muslim community. If...

Toe the Line or Else – Covid Bullying In the Muslim Community

The response of governments to the coronavirus has transformed the world. Numerous basic freedoms have simply been suspended, removed, or severely curtailed.  Were these freedoms...

Pervez Hoodbhoy Fails in Science and in Islam

Pervez Hoodbhoy, the Pakistani secular modernist, has taken this opportunity of "covid crisis" to praise Darwin, Modi, Mohammad bin Salman, and, of course, the...