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Muslims and the Acceptance of New Age Paganism

Astrology, fortune telling, spirit crystals, reincarnation from a past life. Do any of these beliefs have a place in Islam? Is it permissible to...

“Educated” People Worship Idols To This Day

We may think that shirk in the form of idol worship is a thing of the past and that modern shirk is limited to...

Liberalism Is Satanism

"Satanic Temple members abide by seven tenets which include: One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone." Ask Muslim or Christian college students...

What Does It Mean to be a Muslim Skeptic?

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of...

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? Or, how identity politics obscures theology and aqida. While I don't believe a professor should be fired...

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 Curse of Allah Upon…

It was narrated that 'Amir bin Wathilah said: A man asked Ali: "Did the Messenger of Allah used to tell you anything in secret that...

Stop the Casual References to “Gods”

An alarming and annoying part of pop discourse: casual reference to "gods." Bad weather outside? "The weather gods must be displeased!" Something good happens, say, on...

Liberal Tolerance is Not Your Savior

Muslims think that liberal tolerance will save them, provide for them, and free them from the tyranny of Pharaoh. So they make their offerings...

Muslims Denying Magic?

Magic (sihr) is a reality. The entirety of its reality is of the unseen, but the part of it that affects mankind is as...

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