I’ve questioned how much of my understanding of Islam is colored by the lens that my primary language, English, provides. Continue reading Could English be an Islamic Language?
The modern era, with the ethical conundrums it bears, understandably causes people to search for answers that speak to their present condition. To this end, countless new movements have appeared laying claim to “true” Islam. Continue reading The Incoherence of Modern Reformists
While generally aware that we live in the “modern” age, as opposed to the “medieval” or “ancient,” with better technology and different social norms, we nonetheless remain oblivious to larger, totalizing, and omnipresent aspects of our world. Continue reading The Death of Community and the Rise of Individualism
The Qur’an was revealed by the Angel Jibril (Gabriel) to the Prophet ﷺ in the cave of Hira. The Angel Jibril began with the injunction, “Read.” Continue reading Harnessing the Pioneer Spirit of the Muslim
As a young woman, I was attracted to the language of equality and social justice and felt compelled to take a position in the feminism debate. Continue reading Striking the Balance: Between Feminism and Anti-Feminism
Indeed, the situation of the Muslims cannot be fixed by an all-governing and all-seeing political entity. Continue reading Why Culture Matters to the Islamic Revival
True justice is established by way of adherence to the sacred law imparted to us by The Creator (exalted is He) and we must first humble ourselves into recognizing this prerequisite for proper engagement with activism. Continue reading An Admonishment to the Muslim Activist
Adhering to Islamic tradition means to adhere to the core, unchanging values of a creed that has been revealed by God. Continue reading Reaffirming Tradition: An Introduction