Islam Reduced to Identity Politics

The hidden danger of Western Muslim social activism is that it often renders Islam as merely an identity instead of a religion. This is...

Satan Is Not Trying to Get Paid

Shaytan's motivation is not money or land or resources. Shaytan does not care about his capital gains, his real estate assets, or his commercial...

First, Marriage is Slavery. Now, Marriage is Freedom

Liberal Hypocrisy: For decades post Sexual Revolution, progressives have been decrying the institution of marriage as one that constricts human freedom and sexual autonomy,...

Religious Indoctrination and Religious Freedom

"Freedom is more important than la ilaha illaAllah because without freedom we are not free to believe whatever we choose." This is what one Syrian...

Defining Moments in Our History: Don’t Remain Silent

There are defining moments in every culture's history. As far as American culture is concerned, we are in a transition period from an era...

Those Who Traded Truth for a Paltry Return: Secularization

My parents are from Iran. Their generation faced massive secularization that was somewhat imposed from the top down in terms of government institutions (in...

Should Muslims Support Gay Marriage?

A lot of people have asked me what I think of Prof Jonathan Brown's recent article on Islam and Homosexuality. I look up to...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...

Je Suis Hypocrite

This was my response to "je suis charlie" a year ago after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in France. I find these calls for "freedom of...

Inevitability: When Supporting LGBT Backfires

A lot of the imams and scholars that signed the Muslim Joint Statement on Orlando are now being contacted by a "progressive" Muslim group...