Put Adopting an Orphan on the List of Life Goals

“The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and the Prophet ? joined his index finger...

Do Not Surrender to Sins

"Alongside that, be keen on not surrendering to other sins, even if there is one sin you constantly commit and cannot get yourself to...

In Islam, Reason Bolsters Faith, Not Destroys It

Muslims never accepted that having faith, much less radiant faith, meant shutting off your mind. To the contrary, reflection and thought bolsters faith, enriches...

Does Resisting Temptation Make You Strong or Weak?

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous...

Fish Worship

The fish choruses are detected around sunrise and sunset. "The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is...

Tyranny and Liberalism

"Lowering the gaze is an exercise in resistance. Fasting in the summer and getting up for Fajr are exercises in doing disliked things (no...

What Does It Mean to be a Muslim Skeptic?

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of...

Is Islam Relevant?

Is Islam relevant? How is Islam relevant to my life? These are questions I was asked recently. I proceeded to give an answer in terms...

The Reality of Baraka

Baraka is a reality. Don't let the materialistic assumptions of the modern world infect your thinking and how you live your day to day life....

Angels Are Not Mindless Robots

Do angels have free will? This is a good example of modern philosophical notions clouding theology. Allah mentions in the Quran that the angels do...

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Election Aftermath: Advice for My UK Brothers and Sisters from a Yankee Muslim

The Conservatives have won and now you face the aftermath. I believe that your situation mirrors the situation of US Muslims after Trump's win...

Greeting and Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Holidays: Halal or Haram?

One of the most controversial topics in the US and the West more broadly that is a source of division and confusion among Muslims...

The 7 Ways Some Muslim Men Contribute to Immodesty from Muslim Women

Note: This was originally posted on Facebook, but Facebook deemed it "hate speech" and deleted it. What is hateful about the below? This is...

No, Muslim Women Don’t Need Careers To Be Empowered

We have some voices in the western Muslim community, both online and in real life, with well-intentioned but ultimately vacuous ideas about Muslim women,...

How to Explain Halloween to Your Muslim Children

Starting around the beginning of October, my kids started seeing Halloween decorations popping up on people's front lawns and Halloween costumes at the grocery...

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Without guidance from Allah, human beings are so utterly confused and their best ideas are replete with contradiction. I don't think Bernie is the worst...

How Western NGOs Use Aid to Attack Islam and Re-Engineer Muslim Society

Are NGOs that support poor Muslims a good thing for us? Last summer, I traveled to Harvard to study the practice of sustainable development under...