Islam vs. Modern Scientism: Is the Heart Merely an Organ?

The modern world is heartless. Not only in the symbolic sense - as the capitalistic system keeps destroying nature and dehumanizing men - but...

Questions About Democracy You’re Not Supposed to Ask

Question you're not supposed to ask: What is it about democracy that guarantees or is even conducive to just governance? This is an important question...

सेक्युलरिज़्म का खोखलापन

सेक्युलरिज़्म इंसान को ज़िन्दगी के असल मक़सद और दूर-दराज़ नतीजों से गुमराह करके, सिर्फ मुख़्तसर मुद्दत के लिए बनाई जा रही तरकीबों में उलझाए...

Productive Ways to Discuss the Hijab

Do we have a problem with countries that ban people from wearing KKK garb or Nazi uniforms or Confederate flags in public? Hopefully not....

Siad Barre, Somalia’s Secular Dictator… And Ilhan Omar

The Islamic world has been very unfortunate that, after defeating European colonialism, it harvested a set of "postcolonial" leaders who just continued the modernizing...

Why Can’t Democracy Exist in the Muslim World?

Turkey Coup: Why Can't Democracy Exist in the Muslim World? This is what people don't understand about governance in the Muslim world. It is not...

The Accommodationism of American Muslim Orgs

Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies face an endless stream of decisions to either adopt or abstain, engage or oppose, compromise or stay firm. Whether...

Utter Humiliation: The Building of Churches and Temples in the Gulf

The Pope is giving some Catholic service in the UAE this week. He was invited by the UAE's crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed. This...

Americanism: The State Religion

David Brooks with another one of his trademark steaming piles. This time the senile old coot bloviates about standing for the pledge of allegiance and...

The Value of Destruction to Modern Islamic Scholarship

My dad has always been a very handy person and loves to take on home projects mashaAllah. When I was young, he would try...