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Some mistakenly believe that commanding good and forbidding evil in Islam, i.e., al-'amr bi-l-ma`ruf wa-l-nahi `an al-munkar (i.e., hisbah) can only be undertaken and enforced by state...

Practical Islamic Governance: Regulating Drug Use

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See! Obama Really Cares About Black Lives!

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How to Hack Someone’s Memories

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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...

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