Our sister's great-great grandfather's story of punishment for teaching his children the Qur'an.
Notes on an academic article on sheikh al-Albani's approach to hadith and his relationship with the Salafi movement. Interestingly, he agreed with them in aqida but staunchly disagreed in fiqh.
There's a strange idea among parts of the ummah that "there is no Islamic state."
We all know America's military-industrial complex is replete with war profiteering. But few are aware of the details in the War on Terror.
Untying the historical revisionism and false narratives of Western colonialism and the industrial revolution.
Something I find quite disturbing in America (and other countries) is the childishness of politics. People are actually excited that America is in trouble right now, just so they can take their jabs at Trump. Everything is so polarized between hard-Left and hard-Right, it's just a competition between demagogues rather than any actual concerted effort … Continue reading Playground Politics and Leaders We Deserve
Brief Summary: Xinjiang was incorporated into China in the 1800s. After WWII, they split into two factions in the Chinese civil war, the majority supporting the KMT. After the KMT lost through the rest of China, Xinjiang agreed to join the CCP.Mao recanted his promises. Han Chinese were always favored in Xinjiang politically and economically, … Continue reading Why Uyghurs Are Being Persecuted – A Brief History
No people on Earth ever had a more successful separation of Church and state than Muslims did. From a very early time, religious scholars became endowed and separated from the state, and critical of it. The state needed them for legitimacy and they did not need the state. Therefore, they always had the ability to … Continue reading Separation of Church and State in Islamic History and Freedom
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
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?