Religious Freedom Means Sell Pork or Get Out

This is perfectly consistent with liberal conceptions of religious freedom, even as it is understood in America. After all, if the secular state can...

The Hadith on “Non-Muslim Minorities”

This is a translation of a hadith that is being circulated that requires closer attention: “Beware! Whoever is cruel and harsh to a non-Muslim minority,...

Contradictions: Outlawing Child Circumcision

Several European countries have banned the circumcision of infant boys. Also activists around the world oppose Female Genital Mutilation. Of course, FGM should be...

Close the Liquor Stores

Ask some American Muslims to pose civil opposition to the opening of liquor stores in our cities because Allah has prohibited intoxicants, and these...

Islamic “Imperialism”?

Do we as Muslims have a problem with colonization and imperialism? Maybe. A lot of historical imperialism involved wanton murder and pillaging, i.e., things that...

The Irrelevance of Apostasy

"When a Muslim leaves Islam, we should congratulate him. Because we should celebrate people's choices. The last thing we should do is tell him...

Shouldn’t We All Support Freedom of Choice?

Question from a recent commenter: "Isn't the main concept of liberal thought: Allow for individual choice and rights (you can apply this to problems...

Does Islam Promote Equality?

There is major confusion on this question. In one sense, yes, of course Muslims accept the principle of equality because that is at the...

There is No “Pluralism” in Science

Islam, Pluralism, and Tolerance When it comes to certain fields, there is no such concept as pluralism. In science, for example, it is assumed that...

First, Marriage is Slavery. Now, Marriage is Freedom

Liberal Hypocrisy: For decades post Sexual Revolution, progressives have been decrying the institution of marriage as one that constricts human freedom and sexual autonomy,...

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Are Supporting and Siding with Tyrants Halal in Islam, Sh Hamza Yusuf?

I get it. I used to defend Sh Hamza Yusuf for certain things as well. You can search my Facebook posts. As late as...

Fighting for the Soul of “American Islam” — Activists vs. Imams vs. Academics

Over the past few days, we have seen one of those rare occasions when American Muslim figures and institutions publicly attack each other. Unfortunate...

Will Ilhan Impose Sanctions on Palestine for Being Anti-LGBT Rights?

When American Muslims, like Jonathan Brown, loudly encourage the Muslim community to support LGBT rights in the US context, the question arises: Should Muslims...

[VIDEO] Eddie of the Deen Show and Daniel Discuss Why Islam Is the Truth

https://youtu.be/W29cE6CUwn0 02.00 -- Why is Islam guidance and why did trying to seek truth in science and philosophy at Harvard lead to failure 09:40 -- Owen...

Reconciling Faith and Evolutionary Science: Understanding Ensoulment

(Originally published June 24, 2014) The “Be Yourself” trope is found in numerous works of film and literature. The protagonist learns a hard lesson when...

Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood

Many Muslim young women living in the modern world are lost when it comes to the marriage versus career question. They wander along with...