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...

The Necessity of Conspiracy Theories

Exactly one year ago, the San Bernardino shooting happened. I was one of the few who was outspoken in questioning the government narrative on...

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...

Trump Won. Now What?

A few thoughts in light of the election results: - Allah is in charge. - I'm not going to trust anyone's opinions on what a Trump...

Don’t Ban Muslims! We’re Great for the Economy!

The argument that Muslims shouldn't be banned because Muslims have contributed to the economy (Steve Jobs, brown tech CEOs, etc.) is well-meaning but keep...

Muslims Getting into the Christmas Spirit!

In an alternative reality, Muslim holidays are the big thing around the world as opposed to Christmas. And like Christmas in our reality, Muslim...

Close the Liquor Stores

Ask some American Muslims to pose civil opposition to the opening of liquor stores in our cities because Allah has prohibited intoxicants, and these...

You Will Not Spread Islam by Censoring It

When we say that Islam is the religion of the fitra, part of what that means is that in some capacity, whether consciously or...

We Need More Muslims in Media, Right?

We have been told for the past 20 years or so that as western Muslims, we need to encourage our youth to get into media,...

Enjoin Good, Forbid Evil? Don’t Be Stupid!

Apparently we have been grossly misunderstanding the Quran all this time. We've been reading it: "Enjoin good and forbid evil." In actuality, it means: "Enjoin good and...