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...

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...

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...

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...

Rationality is Not the Whole Truth

The "finely-tuned" universe all around us with all its intricate beauty and dazzling structure is not the only source of wonder and amazement from...

Don’t Take Things Personally

Here is some advice that I try (and often fail) to live by: Don't take things personally. Just don't. It can be really really...

Don’t Ban Muslims! We’re Great for the Economy!

The argument that Muslims shouldn't be banned because Muslims have contributed to the economy (Steve Jobs, brown tech CEOs, etc.) is well-meaning but keep...

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The Trickiest Atheist Argument [Video]

https://youtu.be/f50zaO-FCT4 Transcript: Atheists have a lot of tricky arguments against religion but one particular argument has gotten a lot of traction on social media because of...

9/11 and Covid: Will Muslims Lead or Fall Prey Again?

I think we are way past discussing efficacy of lockdown. Every day, more and more have realized that it was and continues to be...

The Fallacy of “Don’t Judge!” in Islam

“Who are you to judge?” “Worry about your own sins”…, ”It’s not your business what I choose to do with my life”…, ”You don’t...

Let’s Not Forget What China Is Doing to the Uighurs

Back in December 2018, my wife and I were traveling from Indonesia to the United States. It was the happiest day of our lives,...

Reviewing Yaqeen Institute: A Source of Certainty or Doubt?

Note: This is a living document that will in sha’ Allah be updated as Yaqeen continues to publish content for the Muslim community. If...

Toe the Line or Else – Covid Bullying In the Muslim Community

The response of governments to the coronavirus has transformed the world. Numerous basic freedoms have simply been suspended, removed, or severely curtailed.  Were these freedoms...

Pervez Hoodbhoy Fails in Science and in Islam

Pervez Hoodbhoy, the Pakistani secular modernist, has taken this opportunity of "covid crisis" to praise Darwin, Modi, Mohammad bin Salman, and, of course, the...