female-oppression-susan-solak

Yoked Muslims

“So long as an opinion is strongly rooted in the feelings, it gains rather than loses in stability by having a preponderating weight of argument against it.” - John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women On August 30, 2013, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) had their 50th annual convention in Washington D.C. As per usual…

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 1.59.03 PM

On Mockery

Our modern culture has embraced mockery of anything and everything to the extent that nothing is off limits as the idea of the Sacred has by and large been discarded. The elders, parents, teachers, religion, prophets, and even God Himself have all become regulars on comedy sketches on television and many comedy acts. Mockery has…

Screen Shot 2013-08-23 at 10.51.20 PM

Muslim Scholars & Politics

{They said, ‘Shu’ayb, does your prayer tell you that we should abandon what our forefathers worshipped and refrain from doing whatever we please with our own property? Indeed you are a tolerant and sensible man.’ He answered, ‘My people, can you not see? What if I am acting on clear evidence from my Lord? He…