The Ikhlas of Hate

If you can't get comfortable with people hating you, you will never escape being defined by haters. Just make sure that if you're hated, you're...

Take What You Can of Ramadan

Allah gives some of us a lot of time for worship in Ramadan and He gives others less time due to their work and...

The Need for Standardized Islamic Testing for Muslim Youth

Just like there is a standardized SAT or ACT, there should be a standardized nation-wide test for Muslim high school students to ensure that...

Love of Islam or Love of Self?

Difference between: 1) I love my deen 2) I love myself first & foremost & these just happen to be my beliefs, so I...

Death By Ego

Make a list of the people you have distanced yourself from or you don't want to have anything to do with or you feel...

Reasons to Never Go to the Masjid

The masajid, imams, Islamic scholars, khatibs, etc., are not there to affirm a social justice narrative. Neither is the masjid there to make sure...

“I Love Science!” and Other Confusions

When the NASA New Horizons pictures of Pluto were recently published, a lot of people reacted with declarations of, "I LOVE SCIENCE!" and of...

Tempted to Stop Praying

Someone told me that he is in a crisis. He is tempted to stop praying. Why? Because when he prays, he doesn't feel anything....

Hawa Versus Huda: Atheistic Delusions

الهوى والهدى In Arabic, these two words differ in only one letter. A single letter (the middle letter between the Ha and the Alif Maqsura:...

Muslim Women Fill BBC’s 100 Women List: Are These Our Role Models?

Those first months after graduation were a stressful struggle between my values and career choices. It wasn't until a year had passed that I decided...