A Book Review of Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe by Abdal Hakim Murad. There is something strange happening in the Western world. Continue reading Diasporic Wanderlust: Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad’s “Travelling Home”
“Either I will conquer you or you will conquer me”; this sentence, uttered by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, referred to Istanbul. Continue reading Ayasofya: The Dagger Removed
A source of perennial controversy—and a widely celebrated architectural achievement of early Byzantium—Hagia Sophia has switched hands more times than perhaps anyone cares to remember. Continue reading Relics of Triumphalism
Giant Turtles, Big Bang Cosmology, and the End of Materialism. Continue reading Has Religion Made a Comeback?
A Book Review of Marxism and Other Western Fallacies by Ali Shariati. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century, and has been dubbed the “ideologue of the Iranian Revolution.” Continue reading Humanism between Islam and the West
No time in recent memory has seen ‘violence’ laid bare as much as in our current political moment. The violence of concern is that of colonial racism – a violence produced by the secular nation-state. Continue reading A Critique From Above: A Reflection on Revolts
The incoherence of liberalism is going to need a better defense than the one offered by Douglas Murray. Continue reading Intolerance is at the Heart of Liberalism
بدأتُ ارتداء الخمار (غطاء الرأس الإسلامي، ويعرف بالحجاب) عندما كنت في العاشرة من العمر. كنت قد تأثرت بصديقاتٍ متحجبات أكبر مني سنًا، وآمنت حينها بأنه الوقت المناسب لارتداء الحجاب أيضًا والعمل بما يقتضيه. وبعد مضي أكثر من عشر سنين مَنَّ الله تعالى عليَّ بالاستمرار في الارتقاء في مسيرتي نحو الامتثال لمقتضيات الحجاب ظاهرًا وباطنًا. إنها سير باتجاه الستر والتصرف بطريقة أؤمن أنها ترضي الله عز … Continue reading الحجاب: ليس جسدي، ليس اختياري
This journey to cover and conduct myself in a way I believed would be pleasing to God and honor the fact that my body is not my own, but an amanah (a trust) from God, was and is not easy: a struggle millions of Muslim women echo. Continue reading Hijab: Not my Body, Not my Choice
Tell them you follow Musa.
That we must walk through the valley of the shadow of death before reaching Tuwa.
Continue reading Wading with Musa