The Connection Between “Rape Culture” and Hook Up Culture

Some Muslims have been slammed for retweeting/reposting this tweet. Why? No one is disputing the evil of violence against women (and men). Yet, a crucial,...

Iran, Saudi, and the Taliban are Secular!

We affirm that anyone who considers himself secular is secular. We reject the right of others to decide who is secular and who is...

How to Fight “Muslim Bans” Without Liberalism

We need to have a deeper conversation about how we as Muslims understand modern concepts, structures, and institutions in light of our religious principles....

The Evil Spawn of Liberalism: Identity Politics

Oh, what a disingenuous article this is. Is the author really suggesting rolling back identity politics? If so, the first things to go would be...

How NOT to Argue Against the Burkini Ban

When Muslims argue against the "burkini ban" on grounds of "freedom of choice," they are being inconsistent. All societies regulate dress and impose standards of...

Americanism: The State Religion

David Brooks with another one of his trademark steaming piles. This time the senile old coot bloviates about standing for the pledge of allegiance and...

Religious Freedom and the Convenience of Contradiction

Thanks to Peter Beinart for this thought provoking piece, which includes a couple of statements that I made to him as well as a...

Muslims Can’t Consistently Support the First Amendment

If you oppose the secularization of the Muslim world, do you also oppose lawsuits like this from the ACLU? ACLU suing Indiana town over cross...

Liberal Takfir of Reza Aslan

Looks like liberals are doing their own version of takfir on Reza Aslan... When I first wrote the above sentence, I wrote it kind of...

Prostitution: The Sex Act Liberals and SJWs Can’t Understand

Periodically, there are articles in different outlets on the distinction between "prostitution" and "sex work." Here is an old one from 2006. 10 years...

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The Trickiest Atheist Argument [Video]

https://youtu.be/f50zaO-FCT4 Transcript: Atheists have a lot of tricky arguments against religion but one particular argument has gotten a lot of traction on social media because of...

9/11 and Covid: Will Muslims Lead or Fall Prey Again?

I think we are way past discussing efficacy of lockdown. Every day, more and more have realized that it was and continues to be...

The Fallacy of “Don’t Judge!” in Islam

“Who are you to judge?” “Worry about your own sins”…, ”It’s not your business what I choose to do with my life”…, ”You don’t...

Let’s Not Forget What China Is Doing to the Uighurs

Back in December 2018, my wife and I were traveling from Indonesia to the United States. It was the happiest day of our lives,...

Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for the Muslim community. If...

Toe the Line or Else – Covid Bullying In the Muslim Community

The response of governments to the coronavirus has transformed the world. Numerous basic freedoms have simply been suspended, removed, or severely curtailed.  Were these freedoms...

Pervez Hoodbhoy Fails in Science and in Islam

Pervez Hoodbhoy, the Pakistani secular modernist, has taken this opportunity of "covid crisis" to praise Darwin, Modi, Mohammad bin Salman, and, of course, the...