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From a Same-Sex Attracted Muslim: Between Denial of Reality and Distortion of Religion

By Yousef, Moderator -The Straight Struggle Support Group MuslimMatters has carried a number of articles over the past few years related to the topic of homosexuality. Some of these have focused on the scriptural evidence (here) andShow More Summary

Is Life Just A Game? A Hopeless and Unhappy Worldview

  By Hamza Andreas Tzortzis 'And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, for mere play.'[1] [The Qur'an]   A popular view about life is that it is “just a game”. We have one life and we should make the most of it. However, is life just for […]

Bronze Medal Makes Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Olympic Statement Even Stronger

The comforting, feel-good narrative was that Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States did not need to win a fencing match, let alone a fencing medal, for her first Olympic experience to be considered a success. But now that Muhammad is going to leave Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a bronze medal, her story is even […]

The Curious Story of Moses and the Angel: Did the Messenger Musa Peace Be Upon Him Really Punch an Angel?

By Shadee Elmasry, PhD. It is narrated in Sahih Bukhari that when the angel of death came to Prophet Musa  he punched him and popped his eye out. The angel then complained to Allah, “You sent me to a servant who does not want to die.” The hadith continues, but for our purposes, we can stop […]

The Forgotten Olympic Sized Sunnah of Hijama (Cupping)

A pink yoga mat is laid out on the hard wood floor. In a crisp white coat Lani, the hijama practitioner, takes the Made in Korea cupping set that I had pre-ordered online. We go over the medical and liability forms covering diet, lifestyle, areas of pain, and medical history and hygiene. Lani was trained by […]

Sharia and Reform | Dr Hatem Al-Haj

  any 'conservative' Muslims feel instantly uncomfortable when they hear someone talk about tajdeed (renewal) of the religion. Some of us do this out of fear of the unknown. This is partly because our Ummah suffers from a great deal of weakness and disunity, which fosters an environment of defensiveness and mistrust. However, our fears […]

Why Trump Is Suprisingly Good for Muslims

Does all this mean that Muslims should vote for the odious Donald Trump? Muslims should definitely consider voting third party in at least the non-swing states. But if one is planning to vote for either Clinton or Trump in a swing state, then hopefully I have presented good reasons to consider voting for Trump over Clinton in particular. Show More Summary

16 For 2016: Muslim Athletes To Watch At The Rio Olympics

Think about the typical advertising campaign for the Olympic Games. More often than not, the focus is on finishing: Sticking the landing, crossing the finish line, scoring the gold-medal-winning goal, having one's hand raised in victory. For this summer's Games of the XXXI Olympiad, more focus seems to be on simply getting things started. In […]

It’s Not Mother’s or Father’s Day but… Imam Omar Suleiman

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” This is a quote I first heard in 3rd grade. I remember the day very well. My teacher, Mrs. Smith, said it to my father as he brought me to school and updated her on the status of my […]

11 Things They Don’t Want You To Know About The Failed Coup In Turkey

By Shehzade Mustafa There are far too many conspiracy theories thrown about in the Muslim world. You won't have to go far to find someone convinced that the illuminati, the freemasons or any other shadowy organisation is behind all the ills afflicting us. However, as we watched the bloody attempted military coup unfold in Turkey […]

Teach Your Kids About Black Lives Matter Now

by Sana H. Aaser hile Muslims were celebrating the final days of Ramadan and Eid, two unarmed black men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – were shot and killed by police officers in separate events in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. These recent events underscore a disheartening trend: young black men in America are nine times more likely […]

Wilaya: The Goal of Believers | Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Written by Dr. Shadee Elmasry To believe in the tenets of faith makes one a believer. But the believers have another goal too: wilaya. Wilaya is a personal relationship with Allah that develops throughout one's struggles against the four enemies: ego, whimsical impulses, shaytan, and dunya. It is said that the wali is the one given […]

Muslim Basketball Players Urge FIBA To Allow Hijab

On August 6, the women's basketball tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics will tip off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 12 teams representing 12 countries vying for the 12 gold medals awarded to the players on the squad that finishes No. 1. Despite the presence of two Muslim-majority countries in the tournament (Turkey and […]

10 Utanç Verici Örnek: Bati Medya’da Türkiye’deki Darbe Giri?imi

By Shehzade Mustafa Bugünlerde ?a??rmak eskisine nazaran daha zor, fakat bazen bazi medyan?n cüreti kar??s?nda ?a?k?nl??a dü?memek elde de?il. A?a?ida bulunan liste sorumsuzca, yalan yanli? ve hatta düpedüz kurulup tasarlanm?? (kötü niyetli) bat? medya kurumlar?n?n Türkiye´de ki darbe giri?imini sunan haber ve raporlar?n? bir araya getiriyor. Show More Summary

10 Shameful Examples of Western Media “Reporting” On Turkey Coup

By Shehzade Mustafa It is hard to be shocked these days, but sometimes you just can't help but be amazed by the audacity of some of the media. Below is a list (by no means complete) of irresponsible, inaccurate and downright malicious reporting by Western media outlets on the attempted coup in Turkey. It exposes […]

What’s the Matter with All Lives Matter

By Khalil Abdur-Rashid When former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani stated on Fox News that Black Lives Matter is inherently racist, and a local Dallas mosque publicly advertised All Lives Matter on the billboard outside of the mosque, and the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump expressed his support for the All Lives Matter […]

Can Islam Accommodate Homosexual Acts? Quranic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle

This article contains many extensive notes, rendered here as end notes. To download a PDF version in footnote format for easier reading and navigation of the notes click here: clicking here. I.     Introduction Islam, like other major world religions (with the very recent exception of certain liberal denominations in the West), prohibits categorically all forms of […]

What Does Allah Care About? | Sh Ahsan Hanif

In verse 77, the final verse of the 25th chapter of the Qur'an; S?rah al-Furq?n, Allah says, “Say, 'What would my Lord care for you if not for your supplication?' For you [disbelievers] have denied, so your denial is going to be adherent.” It is as if Allah is stating in this verse that He […]

Mayor and Muslim| From Sadiq Khan To Naheed Nenshi

It is not very often that the word Muslim is juxtaposed to something positive in global news. Sadiq Khan's election as the first Muslim mayor of London was one of those refreshingly rare occasions earlier last month. Despite being the underdog in the race, Khan's commanding victory represents a significant milestone not only for British […]

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