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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Foolishness of “Quran-Only” Muslims

The absurdity of "Quran-only" Muslims. If they had been living with the Prophet (s), would they have told him, "Tell us what the Quran...

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...

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...

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,...

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Monday Memes | Take 74

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How Bosniaks Reveal the Liberal West’s Hypocrisy

Viktor Orbán, the PM of Hungary, is getting controversial again, this time for his comments on Bosniaks, in the context of Bosnia's integration into...

Will There Be War Between Morocco and Algeria?

A long time ago, under the reign of the Marinid Kingdom, Morocco and Algeria were parts of the same empire. Sadly, in the old...

Canada Proposes Punitive Tax for the Unvaccinated

Muslims should be careful in advocating for Western governmental agendas. Oftentimes, the eventual conclusion of these policies is used to increase the technocratic stranglehold...

France: Liberal State Forces Muslim Women to Swim with Men

France wants to see your daughters naked. In a recent interview in the trendy French journal Le Monde, a government member, announced that he was...

Confessions of a Muslim Ex-Feminist

I used to be a raging feminist back in my old days. Mostly in high school and early college. If this surprises you now because...

Bollywood’s Persistent Islamophobia Problem

Rana Ayyub, a famed Indian journalist, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about Sooryavanshi, a Bollywood flick released at the beginning of November,...