Educated People Are More Likely to be Atheists

We have all heard the claim that educated people are more likely to be atheists. But the "education" that is referred to in this...

Muslims Getting into the Christmas Spirit!

In an alternative reality, Muslim holidays are the big thing around the world as opposed to Christmas. And like Christmas in our reality, Muslim...

Close the Liquor Stores

Ask some American Muslims to pose civil opposition to the opening of liquor stores in our cities because Allah has prohibited intoxicants, and these...

It’s Rude To Talk About God

The tragedy is that you can't talk about God with people nowadays without looking like an alien from another planet. To bring it up is...

The Facade of Democracy

Where in the world has the democratic ideal ever been attained? Better yet, why is the democratic ideal so appealing? The idea that every...

Maybe It’s Best to Keep the “Gates of Ijtihad” Closed

There is no problem with the "gates of ijtihad" being opened (assuming they were ever closed). The problem is when the people opening them...

Don’t Secularize Islam. Islamicize Secularism

Some think that it is important to secularize Islam, to bring Islam into conformity with the modern world by modifying or excising those aspects...

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....

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...

The Neutering Power of Secularism

Good news! "The overwhelming majority of American Muslims do not think Islam should be the main source of US law, and more than half...