An Open Letter to the LGBT Community in Light of Orlando

Let me explain why I as a Muslim don't "stand" with the LGBT community.  Just so we are clear, gunning down people whether they...

Practical Islamic Governance: Regulating Drug Use

There are a variety of ways for state authorities to regulate people's behavior. The caricature of state power is a brutal, punitive police force...

Time to Normalize Adultery

First, we were told to embrace homosexuals for who they are. Next, we were told to accept transsexuals for who they are. Now, we...

The Moral Question on Homosexuality

In response to my essay on homosexuality, a lot of people have asked me why I didn't address the political side of the issue...

I Blame the Victim

I believe in blaming the victim in some sense and in some cases. For example, there are some men who are accused of rape who...

Making a Sex Offender: The (Non)Case of Maulana Abdullah Saleem

Sex Abuse in Islamic Schools? Maulana Abdullah Saleem, founder and teacher at one of Chicago's most prominent Islamic institutes, has been entangled over the past...

Liberalism Doesn’t See Anything Wrong with Incest

If you look at the commentary on social media in reaction to this, all the usual liberal talking points are repeated ad nauseam. "These are...

Premarital Sex is Not a “Victim-less Crime”

People sometimes jokingly ask, why is it that driving requires a license, but you can have children without a license or any kind of...

Shaytan and Desire

4:27 - Allah wants to accept your repentance, but those who follow base desires want you to go astray. The contrast in this ayah...

The Connection Between “Rape Culture” and Hook Up Culture

Some Muslims have been slammed for retweeting/reposting this tweet. Why? No one is disputing the evil of violence against women (and men). Yet, a crucial,...