Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? Or, how identity politics obscures theology and aqida. While I don't believe a professor should be fired...

Academia’s Push for “Islamic Reform”

Beware the Muslim reformers coming out of Islamic studies university departments. Often these are very confused individuals, but they speak confidently about the moral imperative...

The Arrogance of Ignorance

Appreciating Knowledge (even when you lack it) I remember when I was an undergraduate at Harvard a decade ago, I first learned about the qira'at,...

Rationality is Not the Whole Truth

The "finely-tuned" universe all around us with all its intricate beauty and dazzling structure is not the only source of wonder and amazement from...

Overgeneralization and Its Dangers in Understanding Islam

In Western philosophy early to mid 20th century, a group of philosophers argued that the discipline of philosophy is prone to overgeneralize, i.e., to...

The Downfall of Selectively Teaching Islam

Something that I remind myself of: In the process of dawah or religious instruction in general, you have to be judicious and present things in...

Educated People Are More Likely to be Atheists

We have all heard the claim that educated people are more likely to be atheists. But the "education" that is referred to in this...

Liberalism and the American Muslim Medicament

It is not enough to say that Islam and liberalism occupy two separate worldviews. Yes, making such distinctions and being critical of Muslims' unprincipled...

Scholarship that Moves the Heart

Spirituality doesn't require "special" or "contrived" circumstances. Just reflecting and appreciating your surroundings in any given place can be a great source of spiritual...

What is “Traditional” Islam?

Following "traditional Islam" does not mean that we care about the past for the sake of the past. We only care about the past...

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The Trickiest Atheist Argument [Video]

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The Fallacy of “Don’t Judge!” in Islam

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Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for the Muslim community. If...

Toe the Line or Else – Covid Bullying In the Muslim Community

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Pervez Hoodbhoy Fails in Science and in Islam

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