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...

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...

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...

The Void of the Secular

Secularism is all about the means and actively distracts people from the ends. Because the ends are the domain of religion. Secularism will tell you...

Solving the “Problem of Evil”

The "Problem of Evil" is a problem for atheists, not believers. Atheists have to explain how murderers and tyrants can get away with all their...

When Allah Calls You

"And when My servants ask you, , concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he...

Trump Won. Now What?

A few thoughts in light of the election results: - Allah is in charge. - I'm not going to trust anyone's opinions on what a Trump...

Celebrating Halloween

Having Fun on Halloween? This "debate" happens every year, and I put it in quotes because I don't think it is much of a debate...

The Lost Virtue of Himma

Himma is a lost concept for Western Muslims. I've seen himma translated as "lofty aspiration" in some places, but perhaps "zeal" gives a better...

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The Middle East: Fleeing the Land of Blessing and Hidden Value

The Middle East is portrayed as the largest exporter of refugees, but is it that bad of a place? I think we've gotten accustomed to...

The Fall of Fed-Approved Celebrity Dawah

We Muslims are good little boys and girls. We will sit quietly and only speak when we're given permission to speak. Islam is 100% compatible with...

NIH Director Wants You Punished for Asking Basic Questions

In his recent interview with The Washington Post, Francis Collins, director of National Institutes of Health, demanded that people who question Fauci and the...

‘Ubaydullāh and Maymūn: Founders of the Ismā’īlī Religion

Mukhtār Ath-Thaqafī was a notorious figure in history, especially noted for the calls he made in Kufa in the name of Sayyidunā ‘Alī radiyallāhu...

Monday Memes | Take 66

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This Sahabi Deliberately Enraged His Torturers with One Word

When Bilal ibn Rabaha رضي الله عنه was getting tortured by Umayy ibn Khalaf, his slave master, in the scorching desert sun and burning...

The Mahdi in Sunnī Belief

The following is a guest post from Mufti Zameelur Rahman, esteemed scholar and researcher residing in the UK. There has historically been general agreement amongst the...