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...

Islamic “Imperialism”?

Do we as Muslims have a problem with colonization and imperialism? Maybe. A lot of historical imperialism involved wanton murder and pillaging, i.e., things that...

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Emphasizing Some Points on the Ilhan Anti-Semitism Controversy

It is worth emphasizing some points on the Ilhan "anti-Semitism" controversy. If you want to get up to speed, you can read this, this,...

The Death of Fatherhood in the West

With over 50% of children in the West nowadays born to single mothers, much of society is growing up without fathers. And for children who...

Naughty Ilhan Learns a Valuable Lesson From Her Zionist Handlers

Well, that didn't take long. Ilhan Omar lays herself before the mercy of the Zionists. She bows her head humbly in meek deference to her...

We Will NOT Stand for This! (Lessons in Proper Adab)

Some Speaker: "We will fight back against this death cult of racist Zionism with all we got! We will never stop denouncing this evil ideology of...

Is Islam the Reason the Muslim World Is “Backwards”? Latin America Begs to Differ

The perennial question: Why does the Muslim world "lag behind"? The perennial answer: Because of Islam! We expect this kind of analysis from the likes of...

Muslim “Comedians,” Lesbians, and Zionists Joke About Jihad. Hilarity Does Not Ensue

Surely, there is nothing inherently wrong with laughter and having a good time. But when it comes at the expense of Islam, that's a...

Why Are So Many Far-Right Extremists Converting to Islam?

Far-right, neo-Nazi, and white nationalist groups are not having a good time these days. Not only are Muslims immigrating into their countries by the...