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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...

The Multi-Headed Hydra of Muslim Reformism

Is it necessary to provide a rebuttal to so-called reformist/progressive Muslims? Not really. If you try to engage in debate with them, it is...

Is Liberalism to Blame for “Rape Culture”?

Sexual assault and harassment are big problems, whether on college campuses or elsewhere. I just want to ask this question: To what degree do larger...

The Incoherence of Transgenderism

This is what gender-bender activists are constantly reassuring us will not happen if only society dissolves the last vestiges of gender separation. But Seattle...

The Intolerance, Brutality, and Burden of Secular Law

Islamic Law, Freedom, and Transgender Rights We have been told over and over again that organized religion is restrictive and full of meaningless rules and...

Boycott All-Male Panels Now! Maybe Not

Boycotting All-Male Panels and Speaker Events? Is it a problem if a panel at a conference or a speaker event has only male speakers? Is...

Boycotting All-Male Panels

Boycotting All-Male Panels and Speaker Events? Is it a problem if a panel at a conference or a speaker event has only male speakers? Is...

Hypocrisy on Gender Separation

Muslim reformists, liberals, progressives who oppose gender separation are often very aggressive and their aggressiveness matches the indignation they feel at the notion that...

Hijab and Empowerment Cliches

Is wearing hijab empowering? When Muslim feminists say this, they explain it by appealing to the notion of choice. A Muslim woman is empowered...

Women Praying Behind Men?! Never!

A Recent Conversation Between Two MSA Board Members Person A: For Friday prayers, the idea of women praying behind men is offensive. It's a grave...

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