Feeling joy is noble, as long it’s from a good source. If the joy is coming from a place that is causing more problems for us, then that joy may not be that good (or noble) for us anyway. Read more

Twenty-nine women have been jailed for refusing to cover their hair.  Twenty-nine women were jailed because they refused to cooperate with their persecutors. Twenty-nine women were jailed because they would not allow injustice to disguise itself with the trappings of civilized protocols.   Read more

The single greatest threat to our nation’s security is the unchecked rise of violent white supremacist groups whose tactics and actions fit every textbook definition of domestic terrorism. Like the White House in general, the report is conspicuously silent on this. Read more

Just as history is a difficult path when you’re living it, remaining in dialogue with history is also a hard climb. The slim volumes on prominent African-Americans that my grandmother collected reveal only one side of a complex history. Read more

How are we to take knowledge of ethics and virtues from individuals who may have acted in vile and abusive ways? Is the scholarship produced by Khan and Ramadan inextricably linked to them as individuals? Read more

How can I (and other Muslims, too) help Islam get better, or rather how can we help Islam recover from the PTSD? We can start by being the kind of people that we want Islam to be as well. Read more

We are not better human beings because we are Muslim; we are the best of people when we are brave enough to look in the mirror, name what hurts and then engage in the jihad that is repairing what is broken. Read more

In order for Muslim scholars to properly interpret our foundational texts in accordance with the changing times, we must hold them to a higher standard of behavior and hold ourselves to a higher standard of intellectual honesty. Read more

Trump himself has recognized that DREAMers are “absolutely incredible kids” who deserve to be treated “with heart.” According to the Pentagon, approximately 900 DREAMers currently serve in the military or have signed contracts to begin service. Read more

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