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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Victimhood or Patient Perseverance?

Victimhood Culture is on the rise throughout the world and Muslims need to resist its temptation. Victimhood, also known as victim mentality or victim...

Western Academics: Telling Women Not to Drink During Pregnancy ‘Sexist’

Have you ever wondered how far the feminist logic can go? Have you ever thought to yourself, how far will these depraved feminists take...

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Israel is at the forefront of weapons testing in the world. This is because they can avoid abiding by those pesky international regulations that...

“Islam Is Transforming” And Other Idiotic Views from The Economist

The Economist has always been the less subtle, more in-your-face anti-Islam publication compared to the likes of the NYTimes, Washington Post, Atlantic, et al....

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