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...

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...

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...

Who Cares About the Kuffar?!

Acceptance is important. As Muslims, we want acceptance from society at large and we seek that. Our attitude should not be: Who cares about...

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...

Stinginess with Family

Question: What is worse than a man who is stingy? Answer: A wealthy man who is stingy. Question: What is worse than a wealthy man who...

Providing for Daughters is the Cornerstone of Society

Daughters are always to be provided for. That is the cornerstone of a healthy society. As soon as daughters are left to fend for...

Serving Allah as Compared to Serving Humanity

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The person who strives on behalf of the widows...

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