Religious Indoctrination and Religious Freedom

"Freedom is more important than la ilaha illaAllah because without freedom we are not free to believe whatever we choose." This is what one Syrian...

The French and the Hijab

The French and the Hijab You have to admire the French. They have strong views about what parts of the body should and should not...

The Most Effective Response to Islamophobia

Just a reminder: The best, most effective response to "Islamophobia" is and has always been excellence. If a certain employer is not going to give...

Boozing It Up Means Freedom for Muslim Youth

More quality stuff from the NYTimes. See, all Muslims secretly want to be Western. Even in the heart of the most non-Western place on...

My Nasiha on the Joint Muslim Statement on Orlando

Please don't sign this or reconsider if you have already. EDIT- I say this with all due respect and love for our teachers and...

Should Muslims Support Gay Marriage?

A lot of people have asked me what I think of Prof Jonathan Brown's recent article on Islam and Homosexuality. I look up to...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...

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