Dealing with Modern Day Qawm Lut

It is inappropriate to call a modern "gay person" as being akin to Qawm Lut. Why? Several reasons. First, just because a person calls himself...

Let’s Not Celebrate Humayun Khan

Let me say one more thing about the reaction of some in the American Muslim community to Humayun Khan's participation in the Iraq invasion. As...

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...

Offended that I Refer to God as “He”? Deal With It!

"We should use gender neutral pronouns to refer to God instead of "He,"" demands an increasingly loud group of Muslims. My conundrum is not...

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...

Advising Those with Same-Sex Desires [Excerpt]

Many within our community incorrectly think that “homosexuals need to be converted to heterosexuality.” This is a mistake because, again, we do not have...

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...

Is Your MSA/ISoC Merely a Social Club?

In these times of anti-Muslim bigotry, MSAs on our college campuses play an ever more important role and the challenges young Muslims face is...

Islam Reduced to Identity Politics

The hidden danger of Western Muslim social activism is that it often renders Islam as merely an identity instead of a religion. This is...

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The Trickiest Atheist Argument [Video]

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The Fallacy of “Don’t Judge!” in Islam

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Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for the Muslim community. If...

Toe the Line or Else – Covid Bullying In the Muslim Community

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Pervez Hoodbhoy Fails in Science and in Islam

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