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Ashamed of Faith

Update: Given the baffling number of Muslims who need things to be black or white, this article may be confusing to many. Before you read on, one main conclusion you must come out of it with is that I am in no way trying to reconcile the Quran with the Theory of Evolution. What I am saying…

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The Religion or Religious?

Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali said: “إن نصف الكفر في العالم يحمل وزره متدينون بغضوا الله إلى عباده” “Verily, the weight of half of disbelief in the world is carried by religious people who made God detestable to His servants.” God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens should be assigned reading for all those who wear…

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Protips are commonly presented by various experts and professionals in different fields to those interested in participating or are still in the beginner stages of said fields. They’re helpful tips and general advices given to correct the approach to different tasks so they’re done correctly and in some cases made easier to perform.  Sometimes they’re…

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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…

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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…

Imprisoned Thinking

Imprisoned Thinking

“The most dangerous prison is the one where you can’t see the bars.” Dr. Tariq Ramadan These are confusing times. A short reflection on what one stands for and what they believe in is bound to generate a self-induced state of anxiety. This is especially the case for many of those raised in traditional households…

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“Deluded Time” with Bill Maher

On May 10th The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald was invited to be a guest panelist on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time. Those who are familiar with Maher’s rants against religion, and specifically against Islam, wouldn’t be surprised that as usual, he tried to give his same old tired “Islam is the problem” two-bit. But…

Islam, Homosexuality, & Same Sex Marriage

Islam, Homosexuality, & Same-Sex Marriage

The subject of homosexuality and same-sex marriage is one of the rare ones where we’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s agnostic about it. It’s either you’re in support of it or you’re against it. Moreover, we’re quickly moving into a time where anyone who speaks against homosexuality and same-sex marriage is going to be…

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Culturally Predatory “Islam”

“We have never sent a messenger who did not use his own people’s language to make things clear for them.” Quran, Ibrahim [14:4] “Another of His signs is the creation of the heavens and earth, and the diversity of your languages and colours. There truly are signs in this for those who know.” Quran, The…