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Should Women Travel X Miles Without a Mahram? Or the Unceremonious Death of Chivalry

This is a detailed fiqh question and there are a variety of opinions based on different scenarios and contingencies. But the ultimate concern has...

Iran, Saudi, and the Taliban are Secular!

We affirm that anyone who considers himself secular is secular. We reject the right of others to decide who is secular and who is...

“Traditional” Muslims vs. the Modernists

Being a "traditionalist Muslim" is a reactionary term. The term had to be coined in order to make the necessary distinction against "modernist" and...

Islam and Rationalism

Muslims (and people in general) nowadays don't have a clue on how to understand, evaluate, and respond to an argument. That's why the level...

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...

True Fiqh and Husn al-Dhann for Past Ulama

The ulama are the most worthy of our husn al-dhann. But we live in the age of nafs. The nafs pulls people to question...

The Misogyny of Islamic Law

"Look at fiqh, i.e., Islamic jurisprudence. Isn't it so misogynistic? Isn't it so biased against women? If we didn't know better, we would think...

Evolution: How Much of the Narrative of Adam is Metaphorical?

Is the narrative of Adam (s) in the Quran metaphorical? This is something that some modernist Muslims claim in their attempt to reconcile evolutionary theory...

The Value of Destruction to Modern Islamic Scholarship

My dad has always been a very handy person and loves to take on home projects mashaAllah. When I was young, he would try...

Staking One’s Faith on Scholars or Activists?

It is certainly true that a Muslim's faith in Islam shouldn't wholly depend upon a specific imam, scholar, or da'ee for the simple reason...