Home / Current Affairs

Category Archives: Current Affairs

Feed Subscription

From Kansas to Palestine, Hatred and Pie

jewish

So a 73 year old KKK member has just gone on a shooting spree in Kansas, killing three people. He specifically targeted people of the Jewish faith. For every Muslim who condemns the killings and extends their sympathies to the Jewish community, expect to be asked, "But what about Palestine?" Because now that the shooting has stopped, let the shame grenading begin. Read More »

Quebec’s Ruling Party Suffers Crushing Defeat – Despite the Anti-Muslim Campaign

DEA13 0914 Charter 9441

The lunacy which has dominated the discourse coming out of Quebec over the last year has finally been countered with a dose of sanity. In a historic vote this Monday, the ruling Parti Québécois (PQ) suffered a major defeat after just 19 months of taking office. Premier Pauline Marois organized an ugly campaign which centered on identity politics and secession ... Read More »

3 Reasons Why I am Skipping Out on “Noah”

f48525f51c078c2170f4c76f523531fd

As you may or may not hear, movie theatres across America this weekend are premiering the movie, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe.  Several of my Muslim friends and colleagues have expressed interest and excitement about the movie and their desire to attend a showing of the film. Therefore, I felt it necessary to implore us to show restraint and not waste ... Read More »

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah

Umrah

A few pieces of advice for those who will be traveling soon to perform the beautiful Umrah journey. Read More »

Can Americans Be “Real” Muslims?

cultureclashmuslim

The racism, colorism, nationalism, and immigrant-culture worship that are being taught as part and parcel to Islam itself are becoming too much to bear; and Islam is beginning to look less like the simple, balanced religion these Americans accepted when they first became Muslim and more like a ploy to control, subjugate, and spiritually abuse them. Read More »

Yasir Qadhi: Thoughts on (AE) Abu Eesa-Gate

Yasir Qadhi’s interview feature in the New York Times

The Arabic word for trial is fitna, which has the connotation of purifying a useless external shell and leaving the useful inner core. A goldsmith in classical Arabic is called a fattan, meaning one who causes fitna, because his actions cause the outer layer of impurities present in gold ore to fall away, and leaves the pure gold underneath. Similarly, ... Read More »

Three Years into Syria, Children are at Greatest Risk

withsyria2

What started three years ago as anti-government protests has spiraled today into a bloody civil war with no end in sight. The brutal conflict has claimed the lives of well over a 100,000 people; it's estimated that over 3 million have fled the country and are now in refugee camps spread across the Levant and beyond. One of the most ... Read More »

Abu Eesa (AE) Humor Overload, Feminism and Apologies

pen

By Amad Emotions are on short-fuse these days. News travels at the speed of light, social media lights up in a heart-beat and any and all that we say, online or offline, faces scrutiny like never before. Not so long ago, the only way someone on one side of the globe would hear a publicly delivered speech in another part ... Read More »

Accessibility, Acceptance, Islamic Education: Living as a Muslim with Disability

Disability

Challenges faced by Muslims with disabilities when attempting to participate at Islamic Centers. Read More »

7 Reasons Why I Love My Beard

beard

  I'm proud of my beard.  I don't say this in an arrogant way, but what I mean is that I'm not ashamed of it.  I don't wear it because I think I've attained human perfection, but because I want to imitate those of whom I know have.  I wear it because it's the sunnah of my Prophet Muḥammad and I ... Read More »

Scroll To Top