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The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage

If it is okay for women to bare it all in public without regard to the sensitivities of those around them, why is it not ok for men to make comments regarding women’s dress without regard to their sensitivities? Perhaps catcallers are just sexually expressing themselves. Show More Summary

Gay and Muslim?

A Cry for Help I have a question and I really don't know where to turn. This is something I can't even talk to my parents or friends about, so I hope you can help me. I am a 19-year-old Muslim girl and I'm sexually attracted to other girls. Please don't judge me. I know […] The post Gay and Muslim? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

What Bill Maher and ISIS Have in Common

Unfortunately, this is all pretty routine by now: Islam’s critics accuse Muslims of not being liberal enough while Muslims bend over backwards to prove just how liberal and, hence, acceptable they are. The post What Bill Maher and ISIS Have in Common appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Neo-Atheism Attacks: Thoughts on Cenk Uygur / Sam Harris Discussion on Religious Violence in Islam

Background The latest round of neo-atheist criticisms leveled at our faith that have gone viral in past weeks have come from comedian Bill Maher and neuroscientist Sam Harris while the most prominent responses have come from Reza Aslan,...Show More Summary

Ottawa Shootings: Time to Reexamine The Collective Muslim Psyche

Canadians are still recovering from the horrific shootings which took place in Parliament Hill last week. There's a lot that can be discussed as we try to make sense of this tragedy; much has already been said: the potential motivesShow More Summary

Bill Maher the Mother Lode of Lies

Bill Maher is once again on his tirade against Muslims. For a standup comedian who’s made a living out of mocking all things sacred, it’s hard to understand why anyone would believe the misinformation he spreads. His vitriol againstShow More Summary

Of Tombs, Discord, and Manufactured Journalism-The Reality Behind the Independent Article on the Prophet’s Grave

By Hasib Noor Yet another article about the destruction of the Prophet's grave is published and I catch the story early as it's released. Wincing at the title of the article in the Independent, the UK national daily newspaper”…Muslim...Show More Summary

What do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit have to do with Gaza?

30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black person is killed by someone employed or protected by the US Government. What affects the Black community affects us—all life matters, Black life matters. It is crucial that we...Show More Summary

Exploring the Problems in Producing a Good Islamic Children’s Book

Given the fact that there are not enough Muslim professionals in the Arts, and the lack of a sizeable market to support their work, it stands to reasons that editors, writers, illustrators, musicians and others will only be part time in their work. Show More Summary

Crescent Chronicles | A Brief History of Moonsighting in North America

The city of Toronto has many distinctions; the CN Tower, Skydome – the crack smoking escapades of its mayor – just to name few. One distinction, unbeknownst to many, is the city's unique position in Islamic history. Toronto is one of...Show More Summary

Ramadan Fundraising: Tackling The “MY CHARITY ONLY” Stance

As I write this post, it is the last Jumuah of Ramadan, the 27th fast here in London. The new moon of Shawwal is almost upon us. As with every previous Ramadan, the month has been witness to a great rise in the amount of time and money spent in the cause of Allah. Show More Summary

A Date with Obama| The White House Iftar: Inclusion or Delusion

The White House Iftar —An opportunity to honor American Muslim achievements or an attempt to whitewash U.S crimes in Muslim countries by painting a flowery picture of their relationship with the American Muslims? The first White House Iftar was held in 1805 by Thomas Jefferson for Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, an envoy from Tunis. Show More Summary

MuslimKidsMatter | How Can a Kid Take Advantage of the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan?

Alhamdulillah, we have entered the last ten days of Ramadan.  Isn't it amazing that we are privileged to live during the most blessed nights of the entire year?  We all have the opportunity.  Now we have to decide what to do with it....Show More Summary

If You Only Knew Duaa Revival

If you prefer watching a video of the same exact content, rather than reading it, you may click here    An Inspiring Story In one of my previous jobs I made a big mistake that was going to cause a large financial loss. I was stressed out, nervous and anxious. I was instructed to go to […] The post If You Only Knew Duaa Revival appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

80-20 Principle: 3 Ways Masjids Cater to a Small Minority At The Expense of the Congregation

Ramadan in the long summer days is not easy. This is not said as a complaint, alhamdulillah. Rather, it is stated as a general observation. No matter how difficult Ramadan may seemingly be, we willingly embrace the challenge for a higher purpose. Show More Summary

‘WhyIslam’ Scores a “GOAL” During the World Cup

By Farhan Pervez Organizing a massive da'wah effort for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, bringing together over 20 Islamic organizations on an international level, and mobilizing dozens of volunteers originating from 6 continents is a task of epic proportions. Show More Summary

TAFSEER OF SURAH AL-ANBIYA – INTRODUCTION PART 2

| Part 1 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3m83hviFY The post TAFSEER OF SURAH AL-ANBIYA – INTRODUCTION PART 2 appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Black Mass, Liberalism, and the Orthodox Paradox

By: Daniel Haqiqatjou Daniel Haqiqatjou was born in Houston, TX. He attended Harvard University where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy. He completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at Tufts University. Haqiqatjou also studies traditional Islamic sciences part-time. Show More Summary

A Letter to My Modi Supporting Indian Friend on BJP’s Election Victory From A Pakistani-American Muslim

A Pakistani-American on what went right in the Indian Elections 2014 and concern for what could go wrong. The post A Letter to My Modi Supporting Indian Friend on BJP’s Election Victory From A Pakistani-American Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

British Muslims to the World: We are Happy

Muslims. Dance-off. I didn't think I'd live to see those two things juxtaposed. But what's happening on both sides of the Atlantic seems to be just that. After release of the notorious 'Somewhere in America' by a group of hipsters (called Mipsters featuring all women), the Brits have come out with their own rendition...

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