Greeting and Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Holidays: Halal or Haram?

One of the most controversial topics in the US and the West more broadly that is a source of division and confusion among Muslims...

There is No “Pluralism” in Science

Islam, Pluralism, and Tolerance When it comes to certain fields, there is no such concept as pluralism. In science, for example, it is assumed that...

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community in Light of Orlando

Let me explain why I as a Muslim don't "stand" with the LGBT community.  Just so we are clear, gunning down people whether they...

India, 20 Years Ago: The 2002 Gujarat Pogrom Against Muslims

Twenty years ago, India witnessed the most gruesome acts against its Muslim minority. In the westernmost state of Gujarat, facing the Arabian Sea, starting in...

Radical Christians Kill Tens of Muslims in Ethiopia. Is Islam Foreign to the Country?

Tragic news just came out of Ethiopia, one of the most populated African countries where Muslims constitute around a third of the country's total...

6 Key Islamic Tips for Effective Argumentation

Sometimes when you go out of your way to criticize and undermine someone, you end up undermining yourself and looking bad. In order to...

Watering Down Islam in Order to Preserve Muslim Faith

Story time... Muslims often speak very definitively about what will or will not alienate other Muslims or what will or will not push other Muslims...

Dealing with Modern Day Qawm Lut

It is inappropriate to call a modern "gay person" as being akin to Qawm Lut. Why? Several reasons. First, just because a person calls himself...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...

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...