The Lost Virtue of Himma

Himma is a lost concept for Western Muslims. I've seen himma translated as "lofty aspiration" in some places, but perhaps "zeal" gives a better...

When Practicality is a Non-Factor

When we look at the state of the world and, more importantly, the state of our own selves, it is easy to get overwhelmed....

Trump Won. Now What?

A few thoughts in light of the election results: - Allah is in charge. - I'm not going to trust anyone's opinions on what a Trump...

The Accommodationism of American Muslim Orgs

Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies face an endless stream of decisions to either adopt or abstain, engage or oppose, compromise or stay firm. Whether...

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...

What Does It Mean to be a Muslim Skeptic?

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of...

Name Your Sons Muhammad

The #IStandWithAhmed events hit close to home for me because when I heard about this boy's arrest, I immediately thought about my eldest son,...

Adhan for Trump’s Inaguration

So Muslims justifying giving adhan at Trump inauguration festivities on the basis of the fact that the Prophet -s- kept "open lines of communication...

Muslim Sister Loses Job for Not Signing Israeli Loyalty Oath

All Americans will soon have to sign an oath of undying loyalty to the state of Israel or face the brutal lash of state...

Victimhood or Patient Perseverance?

Victimhood Culture is on the rise throughout the world and Muslims need to resist its temptation. Victimhood, also known as victim mentality or victim...

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Monday Memes | Take 74

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How Bosniaks Reveal the Liberal West’s Hypocrisy

Viktor Orbán, the PM of Hungary, is getting controversial again, this time for his comments on Bosniaks, in the context of Bosnia's integration into...

Will There Be War Between Morocco and Algeria?

A long time ago, under the reign of the Marinid Kingdom, Morocco and Algeria were parts of the same empire. Sadly, in the old...

Canada Proposes Punitive Tax for the Unvaccinated

Muslims should be careful in advocating for Western governmental agendas. Oftentimes, the eventual conclusion of these policies is used to increase the technocratic stranglehold...

France: Liberal State Forces Muslim Women to Swim with Men

France wants to see your daughters naked. In a recent interview in the trendy French journal Le Monde, a government member, announced that he was...

Confessions of a Muslim Ex-Feminist

I used to be a raging feminist back in my old days. Mostly in high school and early college. If this surprises you now because...

Bollywood’s Persistent Islamophobia Problem

Rana Ayyub, a famed Indian journalist, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about Sooryavanshi, a Bollywood flick released at the beginning of November,...