There are countless Hadiths that say that if a man calls upon his wife for a sexual encounter, she is discouraged from refusing.
With the exception of two verses directed at wives of the Prophet, the Quran never speaks directly to women. Women are referred to in the third person in the Quran. They are either addressed through “men and women,” or “your wives, your daughters, your mothers” etc. Click to keep on reading!
Here’s my conversation with IntrovertedSmiles. We discuss Muslim feminists, the Regressive Left, my journey as an ex-Muslim, and more. Enjoy! Click for more!
Moses Rifkin, a high school physics teacher in Seattle, uses his physics classes to teach his students social justice, liberal values, and identity politics. I don’t remember physics and all the scientific laws that come with it ever being able to answer questions of social constructs. Click to keep on reading!
Dalia Mogahed is a public advocate for Muslim Rights and a defender of Islamic beliefs in the American public. On her personal Facebook page, she shared this meme: Click to keep on reading!
In Brazil there is an Osama Bin Laden Themed Bar called Bar Do Bin Laden.
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So I’m reading Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here By Karima Bennoune. She interviews Muslims who are challenging Islamic Extremism’s influence through maintaining their individuality and fighting for justice. I found one interesting incident, about a former radio talk show host in Algeria who directly defied Islamists. Look below: Click to keep on reading!
A few days ago, Charlie Hebdo published an editorial titled “How did we end up here?” It was a piece questioning why suicide bombing comes as such a shocker in a social atmosphere that is fearful of criticizing Islam and its practices.
The author brings up three different examples: Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar; a woman in a Burqa; and an elder baker who is a Muslim. Click to keep on reading!
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What is Salon.com
Salon is a liberal media outlet gaining popularity and has caught my attention recently. They do well in speaking for victims and I greatly commend them for defending Muslims against bigotry in the Western societies. Coming from a Muslim American family, I have been witness firsthand to many instances of Anti-Muslim bigotry, even against me.
For this, I am grateful to Salon.
Despite this appreciation, I must say this, Salon has been incredibly dishonest, unfair and biased when it comes to Islam, the doctrine of beliefs, the set of ideas of 1.6 billion people. As a private organization, they are entitled to employ whichever narrative they see fit in their writing. However, because their writing is slowly entering mainstream popularity it is our responsibility as readers to identify how problematic and unfair some of their patterns can be. Click to keep on reading!