Why I Am Not a Feminist

Muslims have committed acts of terror. They have murdered and bombed and caused all manner of heinous death and destruction. Western political groups have...

Practical Islamic Governance: Regulating Drug Use

There are a variety of ways for state authorities to regulate people's behavior. The caricature of state power is a brutal, punitive police force...

The Impact of Liberalism on American Muslims

Another essay by Prof. Sherman Jackson on liberalism. This should be read in conjunction with his other essay: "Liberalism and the American Muslim Predicament." Here...

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...

Why is Islam Reviled Today?

The Princeton event I spoke at earlier this month was not recorded. But here are the first couple of questions I was asked and...

The Lost Virtue of Himma

Himma is a lost concept for Western Muslims. I've seen himma translated as "lofty aspiration" in some places, but perhaps "zeal" gives a better...

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...

You Will Not Spread Islam by Censoring It

When we say that Islam is the religion of the fitra, part of what that means is that in some capacity, whether consciously or...

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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Ideological Subversion of Islam [VIDEO]

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How Modernity Warps the Human Mind and the Fitra

This article is based on select lessons from Alasna Institute's course: Tortured Minds. For more in depth instruction on this topic, enroll at Alasna...

Feminist Contradictions: The Anti-Islam Message Behind The Handmaid’s Tale

Those who use feminism and secularism to attack Islam by co-opting the screen version of The Handmaid’s Tale, fall on their own sword. Margaret Atwood’s seminal...

Election Aftermath: Advice for My UK Brothers and Sisters from a Yankee Muslim

The Conservatives have won and now you face the aftermath. I believe that your situation mirrors the situation of US Muslims after Trump's win...

Greeting and Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Holidays: Halal or Haram?

One of the most controversial topics in the US and the West more broadly that is a source of division and confusion among Muslims...