Social Justice Epistemology

It used to be racist or misogynistic to believe that one's race or one's sex affected one's ability to understand an idea or entertain...

Job Hunting While Muslim

If your name is Muhammad and you shorten it to "Mo," maybe that will help you with prejudiced employers and interviewers (not sure why...

Right Wing Support of the 2nd Amendment and BlueLivesMatter

Isn't it ironic that the same gun nuts who think the 2nd Amendment is a check against government tyranny and how they need their...

American Muslims Teach the World the Meaning of Consistency

When it comes to anti Muslim discrimination and the larger discourse on anti racism: "Our faith strongly condemns all forms of prejudice and we...

Why Do Muslims Have a Problem with #BlackLivesMatter?

Let's put it in terms the nonblack Muslim community (for the most part) understands. If a non-Palestinian scholar responded to a question about Israeli oppression...

Clinton Doesn’t Care About Black People

We are told that Hillary Clinton will do much to address the scourge of police violence against Black Americans as opposed to Trump, who...

Close the Liquor Stores

Ask some American Muslims to pose civil opposition to the opening of liquor stores in our cities because Allah has prohibited intoxicants, and these...

The Correct Understanding of Racism

This is the only definition of racism I subscribe to: A man asked the Prophet ﷺ: ‘O Messenger of Allah, is it tribalism (`asabiyyah) if...

Obama Doesn’t Care About Black People

Tired of Black men being murdered? Stop voting democrat! (but don't vote for racist republicans either) People feel so helpless after the recent cases of...

Was Abu Jahl an Islamophobe?

Did the Muslims oppose Abu Lahab because he was a bigot? Did the Sahaba oppose Abu Jahl because he was Islamophobic? There are many enemies...

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The Innate Fitra in the Heart of Every Newborn Child!

Conversation over kids' lunch I overheard just now, between my oldest child (8.5) and my youngest (3): 8-year-old: خالد، فيه الله ؟ "Khalid, is there Allah?" 3-year-old: آه. "Yes." 8-year-old: صح. انت...

Monday Memes | Take 39

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Why Would We Trust Science Over Islam?

So much deviance in the Muslim community in modern times has been due to the influence of science and scientific epistemology. For example, reformists outright...

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Your Children

Show your child love and warmth. Your child needs your nurturing, soft touch as much as he or she needs food. Not that it's a competition....

Senegal Protests and the Western Terrorization of African Muslims

The recent protests in Senegal demonstrate the type of local crises taking place that foreign-backed governments in Africa seek to quell. They are examples...

11 Signs You Are a Liberal Reformist Activist in Muslim Garb

We should support (and aspire to be) Muslim activists who: 1. Oppose political tyrants 2. Help the poor and needy 3. Defend the wrongly accused 4. Fight for...