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...

Why Do Muslims Have a Problem with #BlackLivesMatter?

Let's put it in terms the nonblack Muslim community (for the most part) understands. If a non-Palestinian scholar responded to a question about Israeli oppression...

The Language of Identity Politics Is Not Out Language

Muslims: the language of identity politics is not our language, is not our moral universe, even when it benefits us. Our language is oppression...

Flowery Discourse and Conjecture Obscure the Truth

Surat al-An`am: 111-117, relevant to current events. "Even if We did send unto them angels, and the dead did speak unto them, and We gathered...

War in Ukraine: Shaking Off the Numbness

The sheer outpouring of support for Ukraine has left me with a chip on my shoulder. It’s clear that the biggest losers in this war...
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Jordan Peterson and Muslim Anti-Intellectualism (Ep. 02)

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Is Islam About Liberty?

Both left and right wing critics of Islam appeal to philosophical liberalism in their critiques of Islam, employing concepts like freedom of religion, freedom...

The Mantra of Critical Race Theory in the Shadows of Victimhood

"Ibram X. Kendi" (not his real name), an author and university teacher (attached to the newly formed Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University), 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...

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...