The Anthropomorphism of Evolution

"DNA stores information at a density per unit volume exceeding any other known medium, from hard disks to quantum holography. It’s so dense that...

The Face of Riba — How to Lose God

"During an interview at a bar a few months earlier, I’d asked Zeines about his conscience. He said he didn’t see a problem with...

Fish Worship

The fish choruses are detected around sunrise and sunset. "The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is...

Violence in the Bible vs. the Quran

Here is a viral video where random people are read violent verses and told that they were from the Quran but in reality, the...

The Reality of Baraka

Baraka is a reality. Don't let the materialistic assumptions of the modern world infect your thinking and how you live your day to day life....

When Allah Calls You

"And when My servants ask you, , concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he...

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 Prophet Himself -s- Censures “Quran-Only” Muslims

Narrated Al-Miqdam bin Ma'dikarib: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Lo! Soon a Hadith from me will be conveyed to a man, while...

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,...

Don’t Be a Literalist About Human Rights!

"Who says a scholar, mufassir of the Quran like Tabari knows more about what the Quran means and understands more of it than anyone...

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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...

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

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

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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,...

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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...

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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

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