Don’t Follow the Herd (in Apathy)

Sometimes it pays to not fall in line with your "squad," "crew," "broskies," or whatever the kids are calling it these days. :) The Prophet...

How to Teach Your Kids the Basics of Belief Early in Life

Children should be learning aqida and the fundamentals of faith at a very young age. Around 1 to 2 years old is when kids...

The Curse of Allah Upon…

It was narrated that 'Amir bin Wathilah said: A man asked Ali: "Did the Messenger of Allah used to tell you anything in secret that...

The Arrogance of Muslim Feminism

Muslim Feminism: When you think you understand the Quran better than the likes of Tabari. When you think you understand the Sunnah better than...

Islam and Science in Conflict: Describing Reality

What do we make of all the verses and ahadith that seem to imply that the earth is flat or that the earth does...

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...

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...

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,...

Amazing Hadith: Putting Dunya in Perspective

Whenever the disease of dunya starts to make you feverish, this hadith from the Messenger of Allah (s) is the perfect antidote: “The one...

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...