The Weaponization of Nuance in Reforming Islam

I've come to really dislike the word "nuance." As a college student at Harvard, I took a class one semester on women in Islam. It...

Improve but Don’t End Guardianship

This is a perfect example of how Western influence aims to reshape the Muslim world in its image. Putting aside other criticisms of the House...

Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: UPDATED August 30, 2021. This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for...

Claiming to be Muslim is Not Sufficient

What? Have we gotten to the point where it is unacceptable even to acknowledge the simple fact that not all those who consider themselves...

“Muslim Queer Month” — Coming to a University Near You!

Wake Up Call I recently received the following message from a sister at a US university. Reading this blew my mind and made me realize...

Roe v. Wade: The Pro-Choice Movement Hall of Shame

The US Supreme Court just banished abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. This news is a historical event as, for the first...

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 Religion of Progressive Muslims

Fear Allah -- "A tactic by religious authorities to scare the masses into obeying them and not questioning their authority." Be Modest, Dress Modestly --...

Women Praying Behind Men?! Never!

A Recent Conversation Between Two MSA Board Members Person A: For Friday prayers, the idea of women praying behind men is offensive. It's a grave...

When Being Muslim is Just a Racial Identity

Racialized Islam means we should celebrate a woman in hijab no matter what she is doing, what she stands for, or what the context. Racialized...