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...

Muslim Savages Cannot Keep Up with Social Progress

Do Muslim reformers really believe they are the first to notice that gender disparities exist in Islam law? When it comes to marriage, eye...

My Nasiha on the Joint Muslim Statement on Orlando

Please don't sign this or reconsider if you have already. EDIT- I say this with all due respect and love for our teachers and...

“Gay Nikah” and Other Absurdities

A "gay nikah" or "openly gay imam" makes as much sense as "Catholic imam" or "atheist mosque." Could there ever be such a thing...

Should Muslims Support Gay Marriage?

A lot of people have asked me what I think of Prof Jonathan Brown's recent article on Islam and Homosexuality. I look up to...

Orlando: History on Repeat

Mass acts of violence perpetrated by Muslims against Western citizens are inevitably used to set new rules of acceptable religious discourse within the Muslim...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...

Orlando Shooting: The Tired Script

As usual with mass shootings purportedly involving Muslims or brown people, there are a lot of unanswered questions, and mainstream news reporting does nothing...

Who Can Speak About Feminism?

"You can't speak about feminism unless you're a woman." "You can't write about transgenderism unless you're transgendered." "You can't opine on homosexuality unless you're...

The Queer-Affirming Mosque

Why don't we see drunkards going around looking for "booze-affirming" mosques? Why aren't there Muslim bankers scouring the earth for "riba-affirming" mosques? Do you...