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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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