Religion is Not a Matter of Personal Opinion

When a person comes to us and says, 2+2=5, we don't say that there is no fact of the matter about arithmetic and it...

The Lost Art of Argument

A rational argument is not a stream of assertion after assertion. To prove your case, you need to give reasons. Reasons are, by their...

Important Debate Tip

Don't make a theoretical point in order to object to a practical argument. And don't make a practical point in order to object to...

The Best Way to Win an Academic Argument

Discovering that an argument begs the question is like winning the jackpot.   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1638415219710527

Atheism: Based on Reason or Emotion(al Immaturity)

It is often claimed by atheists that people believe in God primarily for emotional and not intellectual reasons. Atheists, in contrast, are more rational...

The Post Hoc Nature of Evolutionary Explanation

This is a great example of the shoddy, fallacious reasoning that underpins evolutionary science. This article relates how scientists have wondered why sex would...

The Logical Direction of Morality

We often hear that Islamic law needs to get with the times. We often hear the argument that clearly our world differs from the...

Is Darwinism Intuitive?

On Darwinism and Intuitiveness What makes Darwinism, i.e., natural selection, so compelling to so many otherwise educated people is that it seems very intuitive. But...

The Cheap “Lack of Nuance” Dismissal

A Tip for Students The laziest way to attack an argument is to claim that the argument missed this or that nuance or that the...

PSA: “It Begs the Question…”

PSA: Please stop misusing "it begs the question." I see this mistake all the time from otherwise educated people, writing big articles for the...

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Election Aftermath: Advice for My UK Brothers and Sisters from a Yankee Muslim

The Conservatives have won and now you face the aftermath. I believe that your situation mirrors the situation of US Muslims after Trump's win...

Greeting and Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Holidays: Halal or Haram?

One of the most controversial topics in the US and the West more broadly that is a source of division and confusion among Muslims...

The 7 Ways Some Muslim Men Contribute to Immodesty from Muslim Women

Note: This was originally posted on Facebook, but Facebook deemed it "hate speech" and deleted it. What is hateful about the below? This is...

No, Muslim Women Don’t Need Careers To Be Empowered

We have some voices in the western Muslim community, both online and in real life, with well-intentioned but ultimately vacuous ideas about Muslim women,...

How to Explain Halloween to Your Muslim Children

Starting around the beginning of October, my kids started seeing Halloween decorations popping up on people's front lawns and Halloween costumes at the grocery...

What Should Muslims Think About Marijuana Legalization? The Bernie Plan

Without guidance from Allah, human beings are so utterly confused and their best ideas are replete with contradiction. I don't think Bernie is the worst...

How Western NGOs Use Aid to Attack Islam and Re-Engineer Muslim Society

Are NGOs that support poor Muslims a good thing for us? Last summer, I traveled to Harvard to study the practice of sustainable development under...