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The Muslim Skeptic vs. the Western Skeptic

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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...

Liberal Takfir of Reza Aslan

Looks like liberals are doing their own version of takfir on Reza Aslan... When I first wrote the above sentence, I wrote it kind of...

The Impact of Liberalism on American Muslims

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Do Not Surrender to Sins

"Alongside that, be keen on not surrendering to other sins, even if there is one sin you constantly commit and cannot get yourself to...

In Islam, Reason Bolsters Faith, Not Destroys It

Muslims never accepted that having faith, much less radiant faith, meant shutting off your mind. To the contrary, reflection and thought bolsters faith, enriches...

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...

How “Progressive” Muslims Get Their Foot in the Door

Are we willing to defend Islamic values and the Islamic tradition against those who wish to see it destroyed? If so, we need to...

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