We Don’t Need Muslim Bodies. We Need Muslim Minds and Hearts

You would be shocked to know the number of high powered Americans in government, media, and business who have a Muslim background. Some of them...

Reasons to Never Go to the Masjid

The masajid, imams, Islamic scholars, khatibs, etc., are not there to affirm a social justice narrative. Neither is the masjid there to make sure...

I’m Not a “Good Muslim,” But I Really Am!

I'm noticing this trend of articles written by Muslims and people who claim to be Muslims where they complain about and reject the media's...

Riba: Bad for Akhira AND Dunya

In considering whether to take on interest-bearing (i.e., ribawi) loans to fund education, Muslim students often think of it as a personal moral decision....

Muslims with Same Sex Attraction

Incredibly important piece from a side of the debate that we rarely get to hear. Please share widely. Here are some highlights: " is important, however,...

Feminism and Hijab (or the Dangers of Uncritically Adopting Modernist Discourse)

The most hated thing I have ever written by far is "The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage." It is also the most misunderstood. Contrary to...

Dora the Destroyer: The Hidden Message of Children’s Books

(See images below.) This is a great example of how seemingly harmless children's books and entertainment actually contain deeply problematic messages.   These are the lessons that...

General Advice for Dealing with Doubts

If you often have doubts about the deen and the state of your iman, you should make sure you have studied and learned well...

The Big, Bad Celebrity Shaykh

You know what I'm really afraid of? The big bad CELEBRITY SHAYKH! Hide yo kids, hide yo wife. Shudder in fear as he bellows...

How to Get Children to Internalize Islam

My 4 year old asked me where rains comes from, so I think, hmm, how am I going to explain the science behind the...