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  • Islam’s Take on Modernity and Progress

    Many people, even among those who subscribe to a faith, perceive religion as an impediment to progress and intellectuality. In this short talk, Mohammad Elshinawy explains where that resentful sentiment stems from in our modern world, and how the history… Read More ›

  • Islamic Law Does Not Impose a Restriction on Profit

    The other day I was discussing Islamic mortgage companies in the U.S. with some friends and one of them criticized the practice of these mortgage companies charging too much money. This opened a debate among us whether there is a… Read More ›

  • 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 ›