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(See images below.) This is a great example of how seemingly harmless children's books and entertainment actually contain deeply problematic messages.   These are the lessons that...

Improve but Don’t End Guardianship

This is a perfect example of how Western influence aims to reshape the Muslim world in its image. Putting aside other criticisms of the House...

Why was Gender Separation Dissolved in America?

Obviously I don't agree with the author of this post on what gender equity and equality looks like. Nonetheless, there are some important insights...

Watering Down Islam in Order to Preserve Muslim Faith

Story time... Muslims often speak very definitively about what will or will not alienate other Muslims or what will or will not push other Muslims...

Community Leaders: Don’t Let Wolves Teach You About “Sexual Health”

Muslim institutions are not immune to sexual misconduct. So how do we address this issue? How do we protect people? How do we protect our...

Funny Story: Shaking Hands with the Opposite Sex

Back in the day, a group of Muslim brothers were talking about their strategies for dealing with the social awkwardness that comes from politely...

Gender Separation Causes Homosexuality

One of the not-too-subtle contradictions of "progressive" Muslim activism: A common argument progressive Muslim activists and academics would often invoke against gender separation in Islamic...

Space and Time are Relics of Our Patriarchal Past

Islam is so sexist! Just look at congregational prayer. Even today, Muslim men stand in front of women. Can you believe it? Are we...

The New Meaning of Hijab

"Suddenly the hijabi is the face of diversity. Her picture is in every other tv commercial and billboard here in the UK. Unsuprisingly the...

Beware of Gender Mixing

Gender mixing is not the root of all evil but it's certainly the root of a lot of it.   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1949065225312190

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