Fulfilling Our Promise to Our Lord

How can a person be committed to "la ilaha illa Allah" and not maintain the five prayers? How can a person testify that "there...

What’s Wrong with Fearing God?

Are people still tip-toeing around the notion of taqwa and translating it as "God consciousness," "mindfulness," etc.? C'mon, it's the year 2016! Are younger...

Signs of the Hour Around Us

Knowing the "Signs of the Hour," i.e., signs indicating the imminence of the Day of Judgment, is a requirement of belief. The very first...

When Insisting on “Civility” is Oppressive

Was Ibrahim civil in debating his people? Civility in dialogue is very important. As many scholars point out, there is often a lack of basic...

The Right Kind of Free Speech in Islam

I have often critiqued the notion of free speech in my writing and defended the notion that some speech should be restricted and that,...

Hadith on Hudud, Corruption, and Equality

Equality is a crucial component of Islamic ethics. But not all notions of "equality" are the same. The modern liberal notion of equality, for...

Knowledge vs. The Appearance of Knowledge: Know the Difference!

"And when it is said to them, "Believe as the people have believed," they say, "Should we believe as the fools have believed?" Unquestionably,...

Modern vs. Traditional Conceptions of Knowledge

The modern concept of knowledge is an anomaly. The notion that knowledge is something that can be found on a sheet of paper, in...

Is Veganism Sunnah?

Is veganism sunnah? Is eating in moderation sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned with animal welfare sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned with the source of one's food sunnah? Yes. Is being concerned...

Image Obsession and Shirk

Popularity is everything these days. Everyone is vying to be seen, heard, and known. People define their worth by how many followers they have,...