Confusion

Confused Muslims

Why are we inconsistent? We say that the last infallible human being was the Prophet peace be upon him. Yet, we treat the Salaf (predecessors) and the Tabi’een (generation following the Salaf) as if they’re infallible. What many Muslims miss on is the fact that when the Prophet peace be upon him spoke of the Salaf…

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Fitrah, Al Ghazali, & Academic Dishonesty

In this modern age of YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, knowledge has been reduced to that which people can gain access to in any way shape or form as long it’s not the very act of picking up a book and reading it. Instead of reading for ourselves what our scholars have actually said, we now completely…

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Got Tongue?

‘Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The current cold and deadly to the heart. Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy Are on their sound; yet slight,…

The Struggles of Muslim Converts

There are many Muslim converts in the West who leave Islam on a daily basis for various reasons. Sometimes it is the lack of education, while other times it is the nostalgia for their pre-Islamic lifestyle and friends. But there are times that a legitimate doubt about the validity of Islam itself enters the heart,…

Why Are Muslims So Serious About Their Prophet?

One of the most bewildering things for non-Muslims, especially in the West, is the utter less than zero tolerance of Muslims for anything that could be deemed as disrespectful towards the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. What makes it more puzzling is the generally somber reaction a non-Muslim would receive if they made fun…