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  • Islam and Homosexuality

    The following piece is taken from the editorial introduction of American Journal of Islamic Science’s special issue dealing with homosexuality. It is posted here with Dr. Ovamir Anjum’s permission, who is the editor-in-chief of the journal. Menu Introduction | The Limits of… Read More ›

  • Why Muslims Should Not Go Vegan on Eid Al-Adha

    Every year around Eid-ul-Adha articles start popping up from Muslim vegans on the “barbaric” practice of sacrificing a lamb, goat, cow, or camel as part of the Eid ritual. The point of such articles usually tends to be trying to… Read More ›

  • Hadith of Ghuraba: Who Are the Strangers?

    Source:, Please note that the words Allah and God are used interchangeably in the article. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is reported to have said, “Islam began as something strange and will return to [being] something strange just… Read More ›

  • A Muslim’s Guide to the Stock Market: Beginner Level

    About a year or so ago, I was encouraged to read the highly popular personal finance book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and developed a sensational interest in stocks and investments in general. But there was just one problem. I knew nothing… Read More ›

  • Islam and Adoption

    By Dr. Hatem al-Haj Muslims in Muslim-majority countries should enhance the kafâlah system (care for orphans) to attain all of the benefits of legal adoption, while complying with the spirit and letter of the Sharia in this regard. Wherever a kafâlah… Read More ›