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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...

Islamic Scholarship is Patriarchal, Hence Illegitimate

"The vast majority of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) is from men. It reflects their sensibilities, their biases, their interests and, therefore, should be rejected by...

Memorize Quran, Learn Arabic Grammar for Free!

Something many Muslims already know and have experienced, but learning classical Arabic grammar is much easier the more Quran you read and have memorized. I...

Intra-Sunni Unity in the Face of Modern Intellectual Challenges

Yesterday, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gave a lecture at the AMJA conference on bridging the so called salafi - ashari divide. His overall point extended...

The Odious Predictability of “Progressive/Reform” Islam

Progressive and Modernist Muslim Reform When you compare the traditional schools of fiqh, you will find some of them to be more difficult to follow...

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...

The Arrogance of Muslim Feminism

Muslim Feminism: When you think you understand the Quran better than the likes of Tabari. When you think you understand the Sunnah better than...

Objectivity and Religion

Objectivity and Religion One of the most pervasive confusions about religious belief is that it is purely a matter of subjectivity, as opposed to objective...

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...

Less “Critical Thinking,” More Rote Memorization

Modern cognitive scientists have realized that much of human intelligence is tied to memory. Their research is mostly in terms of "working memory," or...

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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,...