Sexism Against Muslim Men

Two simple examples of sexism against Muslim men that I hear over and over from Muslim teachers and leaders. First, Muslim men are chastised for...

When Practicality is a Non-Factor

When we look at the state of the world and, more importantly, the state of our own selves, it is easy to get overwhelmed....

The Corporate Virus

If you're not growing, you're dying. This is the corporate assumption that underlies the capitalist economy of our times: the health of a business...

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...

The Correct Understanding of Racism

This is the only definition of racism I subscribe to: A man asked the Prophet ﷺ: ‘O Messenger of Allah, is it tribalism (`asabiyyah) if...

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...

Overgeneralization and Its Dangers in Understanding Islam

In Western philosophy early to mid 20th century, a group of philosophers argued that the discipline of philosophy is prone to overgeneralize, i.e., to...

The Downfall of Selectively Teaching Islam

Something that I remind myself of: In the process of dawah or religious instruction in general, you have to be judicious and present things in...

A Hadith Characterizing the State of Israel

An apt characterization of Israel as a state comes from the following hadith: "Four traits whoever possesses them is a hypocrite and whoever possesses some...

What is “Traditional” Islam?

Following "traditional Islam" does not mean that we care about the past for the sake of the past. We only care about the past...

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Can Porn Destroy Your Faith?

https://youtu.be/EZ7LhHVctVE

How Compassionate Imams Sneak LGBT Normalization into our Mosques

Any "conversation" or "debate" on "whether or not to ally with LGBT groups and support their cause" is a distraction. It is a distraction...

9 Expressions Muslims Should NEVER Use

https://youtu.be/Y9oHKjdV0xM  

Should I Study Islam Traditionally or Academically? Modernist Distortions

إِنَّ هَذَا العِلْمَ دِيْنٌ؛ فَانْظُرُواْ عَمَّنْ تَأخُذُوْنَ دِيْنَكُمْ “Indeed this knowledge is the religion, so be careful about whom you take your religion from.” -...

Ideological Subversion of Islam [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/GyDSUhKDIqI

How Modernity Warps the Human Mind and the Fitra

This article is based on select lessons from Alasna Institute's course: Tortured Minds. For more in depth instruction on this topic, enroll at Alasna...

Feminist Contradictions: The Anti-Islam Message Behind The Handmaid’s Tale

Those who use feminism and secularism to attack Islam by co-opting the screen version of The Handmaid’s Tale, fall on their own sword. Margaret Atwood’s seminal...