When Practicality is a Non-Factor

When we look at the state of the world and, more importantly, the state of our own selves, it is easy to get overwhelmed....

Who Cares About the Kuffar?!

Acceptance is important. As Muslims, we want acceptance from society at large and we seek that. Our attitude should not be: Who cares about...

Children: How Gradual Change Can Be Disastrous

There was a gigantic wall that protected a city from outside invaders. Children would play on this wall. They would enjoy taking stones and...

Diseases of the Heart and the Intellect

Just as one can suffer from diseases of the heart, so too can one suffer from diseases of the intellect. But in Islamic thought...

Is Islam About Liberty?

Both left and right wing critics of Islam appeal to philosophical liberalism in their critiques of Islam, employing concepts like freedom of religion, freedom...

Stand Firm, Even If Alone

Be firm on the Truth: “Stick to the path of guidance, and do not be fooled by the small number of people who take this...

That Allah’s Word Be Highest

The hadith is not: "He who fights so that Allah's Word is an acceptable option in people's eye, considered no better or worse than...

How to Change the World

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the state of the world. As long as there are believers who remember Allah and...

How Many Sunni Iranian Americans Are There?

Interesting query from friend: how many Sunni Iranian Americans are there? My calculation: About 10% of Iran is Sunni, but that is because of ethnic...

Living as a Muslim Skeptic

What does it mean to be a "Muslim skeptic"? The true Weapons of Mass Destruction are immoral, irrational, destructive, fallacious ideas that sound convincing to...

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Note: This post is an excerpt from the full Reviewing Yaqeen Institute report. Jonathan Brown writes “An Open Letter to Muslim Men: The Sunnah Trumps Toxic...

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Note: This post is an excerpt from the full Reviewing Yaqeen Institute report. At the end of 2017, Yaqeen published an essay by Professor Jonathan Brown...