“Who is God to Judge Me?”

Encouraging people is a good thing and it is an important part of the Prophet's sunna ﷺ. But the Prophet was balanced. He would...

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...

Is Your MSA/ISoC Merely a Social Club?

In these times of anti-Muslim bigotry, MSAs on our college campuses play an ever more important role and the challenges young Muslims face is...

The Dark Side of Our Attention Whore in Chief

I can't smile and feel all warm and fuzzy when I see President Obama in one of his photo ops, playing with little children,...

What’s Wrong with Fearing God?

Are people still tip-toeing around the notion of taqwa and translating it as "God consciousness," "mindfulness," etc.? C'mon, it's the year 2016! Are younger...

Do You Believe in God? Or Santa Claus?

Following Nietzsche, the Western intelligentsia of the twentieth century presumed God to be dead. By the end of that century and into next, God...

The Opportunity Cost of the Salafi-Sufi Debate

Salafi or Sufi? In the past 3 decades, the Muslim community in America and the UK spent so much intellectual energy debating the finer points...

The Price of Silence

Pretty much sums it up. Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Let not one of you...

Boozing It Up Means Freedom for Muslim Youth

More quality stuff from the NYTimes. See, all Muslims secretly want to be Western. Even in the heart of the most non-Western place on...

Is Islamophobia Our Biggest Fear?

My kids are young. Like all parents, I worry about their future. If I had to estimate, I would say I worry about them...

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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...

Imam Omar Suleiman, Which LGBT Rights Do You and Yaqeen Want Muslims to Support?

According to Pew poll numbers, 51% of American Muslims favor legalization of gay marriage. Furthermore, 59% of American Muslims allegedly oppose the right of...

Outgrowing Feminist Takes on the Hijab

When I was a freshman in college, I was interviewed by a fellow Egyptian Muslim girl at Harvard (let’s call her Sara) about my...

Muslim Activists Change Their Mind – Women’s March Is Evil Now

Soo... About 36 hours ago, Women's March Inc. went from being a courageous, bold, empowering voice for women to magically transforming into a weak, corrupt,...