So there's a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it reads like this: I know what you're thinking- come on, it's just another one of those made-up fatwas, like last year's Great Syrian Sex Jihad and the Erotic Fruit and Vegetable Fatwa of 2011. Those were great fun for the media,...
With the little bit of success I was having, I truly believed I could achieve my dream. My dream was to become a popular role model in the music industry that the youth looked up to. A positive alternative in a negative outlet filled with vulgarity, misogyny, drugs, and other explicit content.
Going abroad to study Arabic is one of the best ways to learn the language. With a vibrant culture and a rich intellectual heritage, Morocco is naturally a destination of choice for students from across the globe. What follows below is a guide for those looking to go there to study Arabic and Qur??n. Show More Summary
Suffice it to say, this is the most depressing anniversary yet of the Egyptian uprising. Somehow, the country has managed in the last three years not only to make no societal progress, but to actually regress to a situation that in many ways is worse than the Mubarak-era status quo. A cursory rundown of recent... The post Orwell’s Egypt appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
By: Diala Khalife A response to “How do you stop racism in the Arab American community? Heck if I know” I write this in response to a deeply problematic blog post published by Muslim Matters on December 11th. The piece was met with objections and critiques by some Arabs and non-Arab Muslims on Twitter .... Show More Summary
On a dark and stormy night in the dark cave of man's mind, Shaitaan once lit a campfire and settled down to tell a story- a myth, in fact. It went like this: Once upon a time Islam was revealed to a Prophet of near God-like perfection. He shared it with his friends, who were... The post The Myth of the Naturally Good Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Recently, an article published in the Huffington Post called for Muslims to “reconsider” the sacrifice ritual during '?d al-A??a. The author cited a number of reasons as to why Muslims should stop sacrificing animals to commemorate '?d, and instead donate that money towards more “fruitful” projects. Show More Summary
Disclaimer: Mature Audience only Part 1: Conversation with a Hooker: Adultery, Sex Addiction, and Muslims When it comes to the subject of sexual addiction, the question that arises in most minds is, “Why do men seek women other than their wives?” Unfortunately, the most common misconception is, “his wife must be insufficient that's why he... Show More Summary
By now you have probably already heard of the harem of Tunisian sex-warrior slaves heading to Syria in order to give up their young bodies to the appetites of deprived rebels to fulfill jihad al-Nikkah — “Sexual Jihad" — and are coming back to the country with bellies full of Jihadi babies. Show More Summary
This post contains major spoilers. If you don't want the ending or major plot points ruined, don't read this post. The videos linked to in this post may contain objectionable material. Follow them at your own risk. To read an extended version of this post with embedded videos from Breaking Bad, please see the post... Show More Summary
There are two things I wanted to explain about this short film: how and why I made it. First question is why I made it? I made this video for a couple of reasons one being I had recently bought a new camera, the Panasonic GH2, so I was itching to test it out and challenge... The post Behind the Scenes: Anatomy of Prayer appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Lecture by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni | Transcribed by Anonymous [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Waleed Basyouni's khutbah, "Confronting Your Problems" delivered at ISGH masjid Hamza on 12/09/2012. The transcript includes...Show More Summary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ByhUDUllM How much is “too much”? What is the definition of appropriate celebration for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party? Where is line and when has been crossed? These are the questions being raised, sometimes gently and sometimes with remarkable … Continue reading ?
ByDawud Walid The recent acquittal in the George Zimmerman case reignited a national discussion about race relations in America. There were many on one end of the spectrum, who stated the Zimmerman case typifies the lack of racial equity and justice in America for Blackamericans, from the initial profiling of Trayvon Martin, the trying of... Show More Summary
It wasn't suppose to be this way. Everyone in Egypt knew, without question, that the country would hit a hurdle or two on its road to a fully functioning democracy. It was thought, however, that we would stumble along, but nonetheless move forward. Show More Summary
The first apartment where my husband and I lived had six stories, and we lived on the sixth floor. I remember this clearly because in the months after my first son was born, I spent way too much time hanging out laundry and hoping that somehow, just somehow, I would accidentally fall off our sixth... Show More Summary
Pre-req | Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 We've spent the last few articles describing the apartheid policies implemented by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The obvious question which follows is:...Show More Summary
Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's khutbah "Making Families Work." The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The khutbah can be viewed here. Show More Summary
My title encapsulates a critical message. It frames Pakistan needing Imran Khan, not the other way round. Of course, Imran needs Pakistan for his sense of identity and belonging, but he does not need Pakistan or its top job for personal enrichment or popularity. Show More Summary
I believe this three-minute trailer threw our mosques under the bus. It opened the door for its audience to blame all of their problems on the mosque, and take no responsibility for their own actions. The post UnMosqued Series: Unmosqued Unmasked, A Critical Review of the UnMosqued Trailer appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.