What Morsi Means to the Future of Muslim Leadership

May Allah have mercy on Mohamed Morsi. It is quite depressing when not even a man like Morsi is allowed to have political power in...

Emphasizing Some Points on the Ilhan Anti-Semitism Controversy

It is worth emphasizing some points on the Ilhan "anti-Semitism" controversy. If you want to get up to speed, you can read this, this,...

Democracy and the Will of the People (French)

A French translation of my recent post on democracy. Check it out. Here is the original link: https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1784535581765156   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1809211412630906

How to Spot Fake News

Since nowadays we collectively seem to have a greater consciousness around "fake news," here is a free tip. When you read/watch mainstream news, anything that...

Democracy is Not Required for Economic Growth

"Over the past three decades, debate around the trade-off between democracy and development has acquired more visibility in academic circles┬Śmore so, in light of...

The Logical End of Democracy

Democracy in action. They should just continue to put the same referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU up for a...

Do Not Believe Images

This is something the US Dept of Defense is extremely interested in and has dedicated considerable funding to as the article notes. But not...

Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban Affects Everyone

Right wing Americans support the #MuslimBan because they are under the mistaken impression that it doesn't affect them. But it does and it will majorly...

Democracy as Farce

I've already said that I don't have a horse in the US presidential race. I'm too much of a cynic, but I do pray...

Sarcasm About American Democracy

This post is in response to the 2016 Democratic National Convention leaks about corruption in the Democratic party. Thank God we live in the liberal...

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Election Aftermath: Advice for My UK Brothers and Sisters from a Yankee Muslim

The Conservatives have won and now you face the aftermath. I believe that your situation mirrors the situation of US Muslims after Trump's win...

Greeting and Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Holidays: Halal or Haram?

One of the most controversial topics in the US and the West more broadly that is a source of division and confusion among Muslims...

The 7 Ways Some Muslim Men Contribute to Immodesty from Muslim Women

Note: This was originally posted on Facebook, but Facebook deemed it "hate speech" and deleted it. What is hateful about the below? This is...

No, Muslim Women Don’t Need Careers To Be Empowered

We have some voices in the western Muslim community, both online and in real life, with well-intentioned but ultimately vacuous ideas about Muslim women,...

How to Explain Halloween to Your Muslim Children

Starting around the beginning of October, my kids started seeing Halloween decorations popping up on people's front lawns and Halloween costumes at the grocery...

What Should Muslims Think About Marijuana Legalization? The Bernie Plan

Without guidance from Allah, human beings are so utterly confused and their best ideas are replete with contradiction. I don't think Bernie is the worst...

How Western NGOs Use Aid to Attack Islam and Re-Engineer Muslim Society

Are NGOs that support poor Muslims a good thing for us? Last summer, I traveled to Harvard to study the practice of sustainable development under...