“Progressive” Muslims on the Attack

In response to my recent post on takfir, Brother Ahmad Bouali left the following fiery comment brimming with truth mashaAllah, which I am reposting...

Community Leaders: Don’t Let Wolves Teach You About “Sexual Health”

Muslim institutions are not immune to sexual misconduct. So how do we address this issue? How do we protect people? How do we protect our...

Liberal and Reformist Muslims: No One Cares About Your Feelings

Some of the stupidest arguments that would have been laughed at and ridiculed 10 years ago are today being taken very seriously and respected. Nowadays,...

How “Progressive” Muslims Get Their Foot in the Door

Are we willing to defend Islamic values and the Islamic tradition against those who wish to see it destroyed? If so, we need to...

The Call for Islamic Reform is Bipartisan

There are Muslim reformers on both the left and the right of American politics and both sides use the language of liberalism to make...

Academia’s Push for “Islamic Reform”

Beware the Muslim reformers coming out of Islamic studies university departments. Often these are very confused individuals, but they speak confidently about the moral imperative...

The Arrogance of Ignorance

Appreciating Knowledge (even when you lack it) I remember when I was an undergraduate at Harvard a decade ago, I first learned about the qira'at,...

What is “Traditional” Islam?

Following "traditional Islam" does not mean that we care about the past for the sake of the past. We only care about the past...

The Necessity of Takfir

Just because there are some Muslims who have misapplied and abused takfir whether for political gain or otherwise doesn't mean that takfir itself is...

Gender Separation Causes Homosexuality

One of the not-too-subtle contradictions of "progressive" Muslim activism: A common argument progressive Muslim activists and academics would often invoke against gender separation in Islamic...

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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...