Learning the Right Lessons After Trump’s Win

Unfortunately, there is an unsaid pro-Democrat subtext in what many Muslim leaders encourage their communities to do politically. The subtext of all the "Go vote"...

Community Leaders: Don’t Let Wolves Teach You About “Sexual Health”

Muslim institutions are not immune to sexual misconduct. So how do we address this issue? How do we protect people? How do we protect our...

Trump Won. Now What?

A few thoughts in light of the election results: - Allah is in charge. - I'm not going to trust anyone's opinions on what a Trump...

The Moral Question on Homosexuality

In response to my essay on homosexuality, a lot of people have asked me why I didn't address the political side of the issue...

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...

Language and Thought are Relics of Our Patriarchal Past

Why is it "LGBT"? Why that specific order of letters? Are Lesbians more important than Gays, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals? Are L's, G's, and B's...

I Don’t Support Pro-LGBT Muslim Orgs

There are so many options in terms of Muslim orgs to donate to every year in Ramadan. This year, I'm making a point not...

Hijab and Same-Sex Marriage

The EU court ruling allowing employers to ban employees from wearing hijab... What else can employers ban or decide for their own business? How about...

American Muslims Teach the World the Meaning of Consistency

When it comes to anti Muslim discrimination and the larger discourse on anti racism: "Our faith strongly condemns all forms of prejudice and we...

What Kind of Disgust is Allowed?

The modern liberal is disgusted, appalled, and outraged if you use the impersonal pronoun "he" more than "she" in your writing. But if you...

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Are Supporting and Siding with Tyrants Halal in Islam, Sh Hamza Yusuf?

I get it. I used to defend Sh Hamza Yusuf for certain things as well. You can search my Facebook posts. As late as...

Fighting for the Soul of “American Islam” — Activists vs. Imams vs. Academics

Over the past few days, we have seen one of those rare occasions when American Muslim figures and institutions publicly attack each other. Unfortunate...

Will Ilhan Impose Sanctions on Palestine for Being Anti-LGBT Rights?

When American Muslims, like Jonathan Brown, loudly encourage the Muslim community to support LGBT rights in the US context, the question arises: Should Muslims...

[VIDEO] Eddie of the Deen Show and Daniel Discuss Why Islam Is the Truth

https://youtu.be/W29cE6CUwn0 02.00 -- Why is Islam guidance and why did trying to seek truth in science and philosophy at Harvard lead to failure 09:40 -- Owen...

Reconciling Faith and Evolutionary Science: Understanding Ensoulment

(Originally published June 24, 2014) The “Be Yourself” trope is found in numerous works of film and literature. The protagonist learns a hard lesson when...

Muslim Activists Push Toxic Feminism: The War Against Motherhood

Many Muslim young women living in the modern world are lost when it comes to the marriage versus career question. They wander along with...