Practical Islamic Governance: Regulating Drug Use

There are a variety of ways for state authorities to regulate people's behavior. The caricature of state power is a brutal, punitive police force...

Terror Entrapment in Canada

Wow! This is how the Canadian Justice system deals with Muslim entrapment. I'm sorry to hear that the US's methods of entrapping mentally disabled...

Obama’s War Against Black People

How can we trust those who have spoken so highly of Obama -- fawning over his eloquence, his humor, his legacy, blah blah blech...

See! Obama Really Cares About Black Lives!

  That's why he is thinking about lifting the weak sauce 2015 "ban" on military equipment being transferred to local police departments. The original ban...

How to Hack Someone’s Memories

This is one among multiple reasons why an individual witness' testimony about events in the distant past should not be taken at face value....

Police Hire PR Firms to Whitewash “Misconduct”

Usually following national media fallout regarding police once again murdering black men, there is a deliberate "pro-police" propaganda campaign on social media and elsewhere,...

Don’t Give Dirty Looks to the Man

Why do we see so many incidences of police being overly combative, violent, and brutalizing toward innocent people? In America, black people are predominantly the...

Right Wing Support of the 2nd Amendment and BlueLivesMatter

Isn't it ironic that the same gun nuts who think the 2nd Amendment is a check against government tyranny and how they need their...

Making a Sex Offender: The (Non)Case of Maulana Abdullah Saleem

Sex Abuse in Islamic Schools? Maulana Abdullah Saleem, founder and teacher at one of Chicago's most prominent Islamic institutes, has been entangled over the past...

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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The Campaign to De-Stigmatize Suicide in Islam

Is it insensitive to say: Suicide is haram? If you think stating that fact is insensitive, then what would you say to this hadith? The Prophet...

Jewish Scripture: Preserved or Corrupted? An Introduction

In addition to our articles on Hinduism, Christianity, Qadiyanism, etc., we now continue our series on Interfaith Critique by turning to Judaism. Religious Jews believe that their holy books were divinely...

Monday Memes | Take 44

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African Lion: Neo-colonial AFRICOM Completes Annual Military Exercises

AFRICOM (U.S. Africa Command) is wrapped up their annual military exercises, “African Lion,” on June 18. The primary purpose of these exercises is to...

Watch: Muslim Marriage Crisis – Who Is at Fault?

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Lessons from the Arrogance of Iblis

Some gems from Surat Al-Isra' to think about: وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ قَالَ أَأَسْجُدُ لِمَنْ خَلَقْتَ طِينًا (61) قَالَ أَرَأَيْتَكَ هَٰذَا الَّذِي...

Yasir Qadhi: Cancelled for LGBT or Is He Being Hypocritical?

Back in March 2016, I presented a paper on Islam and LGBT for the Imam's Conference held by AMJA (Assembly of Muslim Jurists of...