The Limitations of the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule doesn't work if you're a masochist. Or suicidal.   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1759055240979857

Don’t Support the Troops

What people don't realize is that slogans like "Support our troops" and blindly praising soldiers for their "service" and "sacrifice" plays right into the...

Making a Sex Offender: The (Non)Case of Maulana Abdullah Saleem

Sex Abuse in Islamic Schools? Maulana Abdullah Saleem, founder and teacher at one of Chicago's most prominent Islamic institutes, has been entangled over the past...

Let’s Not Celebrate Humayun Khan

Let me say one more thing about the reaction of some in the American Muslim community to Humayun Khan's participation in the Iraq invasion. As...

Is Veganism Sunnah?

Is veganism sunnah? Is eating in moderation sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned with animal welfare sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned with the source of one's food sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned...

Questions About Democracy You’re Not Supposed to Ask

Question you're not supposed to ask: What is it about democracy that guarantees or is even conducive to just governance? This is an important question...

San Bernardino: Conspiracy or Rationality?

The right to a trial and due process are considered basic human rights, but they are much more than that. Requiring due process is...

Does Islam Promote Equality?

There is major confusion on this question. In one sense, yes, of course Muslims accept the principle of equality because that is at the...

Hadith on Hudud, Corruption, and Equality

Equality is a crucial component of Islamic ethics. But not all notions of "equality" are the same. The modern liberal notion of equality, for...

When Insisting on “Civility” is Oppressive

Was Ibrahim civil in debating his people? Civility in dialogue is very important. As many scholars point out, there is often a lack of basic...

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