The Brilliant Minds in Secular Islamic Studies

This is what counts as brilliant insight in the secular academic field of Islamic studies: There is no fact of the matter about what "Islam"...

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...

The Logical Direction of Morality

We often hear that Islamic law needs to get with the times. We often hear the argument that clearly our world differs from the...

The Soviet Union Died 30 Years Ago: Remember Its Crimes Against Islam

On December 25 1991, 30 years ago, the Soviet Union died. This has been the occasion for many Western pundits to ponder over the reasons...

Are Wives Responsible for Housework in Islam?

The following is a guest post from Mufti Zameelur Rahman, esteemed scholar and researcher residing in the UK. Question Are wives responsible for housework? Answer The Prophet (ṣallallāhu...

Does Islamic Thought Have a Concept for “Being Gay”?

Does Islamic thought have a concept for "being gay"? "In the Islamic tradition, there is no analogous term for the concept of “homosexual,” i.e., the...

The Weaponization of Nuance in Reforming Islam

I've come to really dislike the word "nuance." As a college student at Harvard, I took a class one semester on women in Islam. It...

An Introduction to Islamic Medicine: Hikmah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Hikmah is a term for treating the body utilizing the prescriptions of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Historically, several conceptualizations of medicine...

Dealing with Modern Day Qawm Lut

It is inappropriate to call a modern "gay person" as being akin to Qawm Lut. Why? Several reasons. First, just because a person calls himself...

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...