Contemporary Issues

‘Verse of the Sword’ in Quran Explained (Verse 9:5) – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Many islamophobes try to falsely use the Qur’anic verse 9:5, also known as the verse of the sword, to prove that Islam is a violent religion. In this talk Muslim theologian Dr. Yasir Qadhi explains in the video below how mainstream Muslims have understood this particular verse in the past and today. The verse in […]

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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 Consent and the Autonomy of the Self | The Limits of Historicism and Social Construction | The

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Muslims in the West: Prophetic Guidance on Dealing With Bad Perception & Persecution

Us Muslims here in the U.S. are facing three main problems with regards to our image and rights: Weak political support Bad public opinion Islamophobia In many ways, this is no different than the Meccan phase of the da’wah during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). They too had the above three problems. As Muslims,

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