General

General blog posts that don’t fit into the other categories, or are too numerous of various categories to be worthy of their own.


Don’t Talk About Dunya in Six Places

There are six places where we should avoid talking about dunya: When the Qur’an is recited During a lesson of sacred knowledge During the adhan In the masjid Among the graves in the cemetery In the presence of someone who died

The Ru’ya Twice a Day

﷽ The beautific vision of Allah ﷻ is the greatest reward. Here I will compile the hadith I have found on being given the ru’ya twice a day in Paradise, inshaAllah. Mujahid said, “The lowliest of Heaven’s people shall travel a thousand years in his kingdom, beholding its farthest parts just as he beholds its … Continue reading The Ru’ya Twice a Day

Three Types of Knowledge

There’s 3 types of knowledge: Tajreebi – Experimental. Trial and error. Empirical. ‘Aqli – Intellectual – Like math and logic. Transmitted – Knowledge, history, religious, etc. Prophets (alayhum as-Salaam) give us transmitted religious knowledge (Qur’an and hadith) through chains.

On Socratic Ignorance, Double Ignorance, and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

A lot of people nowadays think that what they know is the extent of what can be known. Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans Socrates was known for many things. He rejected the gods of the Greek pantheon and was a monotheist. He held contempt for Athenian democracy and supported the idea of a technocracy. And he was … Continue reading On Socratic Ignorance, Double Ignorance, and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Obscenity in Art and Media

These answers are from a Q&A session from a panel of scholars whom I will keep anonymous. Scholar 1: In film, the amount of images out there desensitize us, even Muslims, to sex and violence. Sometimes I see in my news feed people talking about the latest Game of Thrones episode and they’re enamored with … Continue reading Obscenity in Art and Media

The Civil War & The Rise of the Taliban: A Brief History of Afghanistan, pt 2

Part 1 | Part 2 Afghanistan has always been a country of valleys. Only 12% of Afghan soil is arable, just half of which is actually cultivated due to water scarcity, making Afghanistan one of the driest, roughest patches of territory in the world. What water can be had is usually sourced from the mountains, … Continue reading The Civil War & The Rise of the Taliban: A Brief History of Afghanistan, pt 2

The Hypocrisy Behind Islamophobia

“Islam is violent” says the American soldier shooting an innocent Iraqi child. [13]“Islam is unjust” says the Colombian working on an American-owned coffee plantation for petty wages. [4]“Islam is evil” says the Han Chinese who’s ancestors fought the British in 2 opium wars.“Islam spread by the sword” says the Portuguese conquistador giving natives a choice … Continue reading The Hypocrisy Behind Islamophobia

Quatrain 1: Awake!

Note: You may want to read the full post, then go back and read the poem at least one more time… Awake! For Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of … Continue reading Quatrain 1: Awake!