I am mostly writing this because I don’t want to invest valuable time in writing rebuttals to specific articles addressing issues outside of my field, although a recent one irked … Continue reading The problem with ‘Brute-Force’ polemics
This is something I’ve wanted to write for a few months now. Although I have begun to lean in very strongly towards understandings that would be typified as ‘Sufi’ over … Continue reading Does Wahhabism = Terrorism?
This is a translation of an Arabic post I made on The Usuli’s Facebook page. It came out much longer than the Arabic original so I put it here instead … Continue reading Taking Inspiration from the Imams in Addressing Modern Issues
Note: I’m not a qualified counselor or psychotherapist, but given that part of understanding mental health is experiential – and I’ve read quite a bit on it to understand it … Continue reading Stigma and Beyond: Stop Using Your Anxiety or Depression as a Crutch
This was a question I was asked via the anonymous Q&A system of my school. It was by someone who was wondering why the gender interaction rules at the high … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Gender Interactions for Young Muslims
So the Surah FaQaf video came up in my social circles, and I want to address it not only because it has almost reached 10k views, but as someone for … Continue reading The Qur’an and the Ex-Muslim YouTuber
I spent an hour or so pondering over the Ash’ari/Athari polemics and realized the massive impact this has on the perception and importance of tradition between these two theological groups. … Continue reading Atharism, Ash’arism and Tradition
As growing numbers of young practicing Muslims (especially students of knowledge or enthusiasts of scholarly discussions) make the decision to abandon Salafism due to either finding it or it’s conclusions … Continue reading On Salafi ‘Burnout’
I just watched this latest NBC interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson, and boy do I have a lot to say about it. First of all, I have a lot of … Continue reading Dr. Jordan Peterson: the blind ideologue?
Never let yourself or others determine your intelligence, knowledge and scholastic capability based on your grades in school and university. I hope this brief essay serves as a source of … Continue reading A Journey in Education
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم Here is some foundational adab when discussing an academic issue of knowledge online (or otherwise). May Allah (عز وجل) make it beneficial: Situation 1: You have … Continue reading Some adab while discussing issues of knowledge online