"Tyranny has many faces and they are all from the Devil.
In case anyone has trouble understanding this simple equation, let me make it as clear as I possibly can: A so-called “Religious” Dictatorship or “Islamic” Dictatorship is still a dictatorship.
I have never been able to understand how a society can be loudly Muslim and rigidly feudal, both at the same time. What is equally puzzling is that you don’t hear a squeak about it from any of the Muslim ...
Shahaadats or the Double Testimony
But What on Earth Is “Shahaadah”?
How Many Muslims Are Doing that Right Now?
Forgetting Allah Leads to Forgetting Self
Muslim Search for Identity
Muslims Know Their Shahaadats
Everything about You Must Provide the Shahaadat
Shahaadat Must Use the Nicest Means
How Humans ...
Shaikh Quilliam, England; Lord Headley Al-Farouq (Ireland) in Islamic Review; Freedom Fighter and Gandhi colleague Mowlana Muhammad Ali Johar in Comrade in British India; scholar and Qur'an translator Allama Yusuf Ali, and others.
Allah bless them all.
Whatever else they all were, ...
Muslims just don't get it, do they?
What is happening in Egypt these days -- and it has been happening there for a very long time -- is an attempt to wipe out Islam and turn the so-called Middle East into a slave ...
Islam and life: What a perfect confluence! What a perfect combination, I mean.
And, if you ask me, what a perfect choice!
Let me explain.
For those wanting to know what Islam is, let me ask them a very different question: What is ...
It may sound strange to many people, what I am saying here: Don't let Muslims drive you away from Islam!
But it is true.
What I am saying is: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Muslims are basically people, like everyone ...
No ifs and no buts, the brutal dictator of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, must go. And do so now, without the delay or prevarication of even one more minute.
And so must every other dictator in every other part of the Muslim ...
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.
What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?
Love of Liberty! That is what!
And then I have ...
God in his heaven sent down the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Right here on earth, the Church gave us the Pope. And now the Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, some among the followers of both say, ...
Seeing Muslims in action -- more of them, in more action in more of their old homelands, whatever that means -- shows how tangential the connection often is between Islam and Muslims.
In many cases, many may say, if this is Islam, ...
Recently, I visited some Muslim websites. Or should I call them "Islamic" sites?
And glanced through a couple of articles, which, I take it, were written by Muslims, even though given the complications of the website format used, I couldn't tell for ...
The world today is dealing with two important legacies, coming from two contrasting cultures, traditions, histories and overarching value structures.
One is Islam and the other is European Colonization. A proper understanding of these two contrasting legacies holds the key to ...
Islam should not be the last refuge of scoundrels, charlatans, misfits, adventurers and nincompoops.
And of those who may find or invent all kinds of excuses for cutting corners and compromising the integrity of the Islamic ideals of excellence in everything one ...
There is still a strong possibility that Egypt’s Ruling Generals, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as they call themselves, and their Colonial paymasters will find a way to scuttle the Egyptian Revolution by rounding up the “Usual Suspects.”
“Islam means knowing and understanding your world.
That means those who do not understand the world in which they live cannot hope or expect to understand Islam, which they attribute to God.
There is not a doubt that Islam is indeed, and ...
“Pleasure for many people is the path they pursue through life. Pain is often the price they pay for many of the pleasures they seek in this world. Islam modulates pleasure, and optimizes it, while minimizing pain and distancing it. ...
“Be responsible for everyone and everything – from the nearest to the farthest neighbour. And all humanity is your neighbours. From the closest relative to the one who is a total stranger and only related to you through the common ...
You may be an atheist or an agnostic. Or you may belong to any one of the religious denominations that proliferate in the world today. You may be a Communist or a Fascist or a believer in free enterprise, freedom ...
What on Earth Does It Mean: “In” Earth?
Angels Display Closed Mind with Regard to Adam
Complexity of Human Nature
Sajdah is Not Prostration
Shaitan: Humanity’s True Enemy
Adam Shows His Colors: And So Do His Children
Zulm and Jahl
From Above or From Below: Wahy vs. Science
From Ummiy to Ummiy: A Model for World Education
Payaam-e-Islam = Payaam-e-Muslim?
A Wonderful State of Permanent Peace
Nothing but Slaves!
I Would Like to Know
Honor of Allah’s Slavery
Making Masters Out of Slaves
A Book Called Of Human Bondage
Reporters as Spies
Turning to Islam for Spiritual Solace
Human Bondage to God Almighty
Qur’an on the Subject of Human Slavery to God
Simple Logic of God’s Ownership of Humanity and the World
God, Chance or Fate: It Is Your ...
How Peaceful Is Peaceful?
Right to Self-Defense Guaranteed by Civilized World
Turning the Other Cheek
As for Aggression, It Is an Absolute No, No in Islam
What Should Muslims Say Then?
Muslims of the Qur’an: A Thinking, Reasoning, Smart Kind of People
Muslim Mission on Earth
“Those who are so boisterous about condemning female illiteracy in a primitive place like Afghanistan, how loud do you think they have ever been in condemning male illiteracy in that society? Or in a similar Muslim society elsewhere?
I don’t know, but I ...