Converting to Islam in Technological Dystopia

'Brave' New World, Strange Old Us It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger...

Destroying the Myth of the Islamic Golden Age

The title of this article may come across as somewhat provocative, and rightfully so. After all, it's one of those intellectually lazy banalities used...

The Liberal Justification for Abortion and Suicide Is Inconsistent

Back when I was in college, I took a Philosophy class on “Contemporary Moral Issues.” Being a liberal institution, it naturally followed...

Is Jordan Peterson a Postmodernist? Only When He’s Asked about God

Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and "the West's most influential public intellectual," recently held a conversation with Mohammed Hijab and Hamza Tzortzis of the...

Should We Fight Modernist Ideologies with Quran and Sunnah? Or Kalam?

People have criticized arguments I give against liberalism and modernism in a variety of ways over the years. Years ago, one student of knowledge told...

Wisdom and Intelligence Are Bestowed by Allah

Towards the end of Sūrat al-Baqarah, we come across the following beautiful āyah: يُؤْتِي الْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا...

Worshipping Chinese Dirt Instead of Allah: The Sad Reality of Shirk

One day, years ago when my currently 8-year-old son was only a year old, we were at an acquaintance's  house for a visit. This...

Camel Urine in Islam: Do Hindus and Western Non-Muslims Have Any Grounds for Objection?

Our recent article on the importance of cow dung in traditional Hinduism triggered some angry responses, nearly exclusively concentrated on the issue of camel...

6 Key Islamic Tips for Effective Argumentation

Sometimes when you go out of your way to criticize and undermine someone, you end up undermining yourself and looking bad. In order to...

Can Muslims Accept the Theory of Intelligent Design?

As Muslims, we shouldn't be hasty in dismissing the theory of Intelligent Design in accounting for life. It is not clear what kind of...