In the Qur'an we have two verses in surat al-An'am which have a fascinating tafsir about the kinds of leaders we get.
Category: Contemporary Politics
Picking Sides in Politics
The dichotomies of American politics have resulted in a number of American Muslims "picking sides" and throwing vitriol in the other direction. Personally, I don't have a side to pick--which is representative of the prophetic sira where the prophet ﷺ, when presented with old tribal rivalries on who gets to place the black stone in … Continue reading Picking Sides in Politics
Why Are Trump Supporters Obsessed with the Left?
You can hardly get a word in before a rebuttal is being repeated to you, defending Trump's latest actions. Yet you actually said nothing about Trump, let alone criticized him. You try to start an intellectual, casual conversation about politics, since this gentleman you are talking with seems interested in politics, and yet the only … Continue reading Why Are Trump Supporters Obsessed with the Left?
Identity, Nationalism, and Denial
Imagine that your brother Donny lives with you in your house. You've always been told Donny is a good guy. He loves helping others, feeding the poor, and works hard for his money. Then one day someone tells you otherwise about Donny: that he's actually a drug dealer, feeds on the poor, destroys communities, and, … Continue reading Identity, Nationalism, and Denial