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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Is There a Conflict Between Islam and American Values?

Freedom of thought is something all people assume they have by default. No one thinks his thoughts are not his own. In reality, the...

Monday Memes| Take 28

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The Outlandish Beliefs of Atheists and Naturalists

Anything except God. Naturalists and atheists will propose any theory no matter how outlandish to avoid having to admit the existence of God. Is the universe...

How al-Dajjal (The Antichrist) Deceives People

Amazing hadith for us: The Prophet ﷺ said: "Let him who hears of the Dajjal (Antichrist) go far from him for I swear by Allah...

Monday Memes | Take 27

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Is Islamic Gender Separation a Sign of Backwardness?

It's called common sense. And it's disappearing fast. The Islamic guidelines on appropriate gender interaction are based on universal wisdom and a profound understanding of human...

The “Open Minded” Fallacy and How It’s Used to Attack Islam

Having an "open mind" is not a virtue in and of itself. An open mind is only valuable in the situation where one does...