Bina Shah is a writer for NY Times, Muslim feminist, and a stellar journalist. She has written many articles that I do enjoy and find valuable for public discourse. I highly advise you to read her work.
However, she has recently spouted a cliche fallacy on the discussions around Islam. She has suggested that Bill Maher and Sam Harris should not discuss Islam reform because they’re white men. We had a twitter exchange in response to this. Below are screenshots of our exchange.
When you grow up in a religion you are told that if you pray to God with pure intentions, God helps you out. I would ask Allah for so many interesting things from childhood until apostasy. Here’s a list of things I would ask Allah for (please keep in mind I used to think differently): Click for more!
I’ve always wanted to write more about moderate Muslims and express my great interest to that subtopic of Islam Reform. While I have created content in the past on the subject, the book we are about to discuss certainly gives the “necessary jolt” for me to discuss moderate Muslims in the West.
The book is about a wide variety of things, but if I had to sum it up it is about the conflicting ideological struggles and identity crises in the Muslim world today.
The “Muslim world” in this case consists of the global population of Muslims, from minority diasporas in the western world to Muslim majority countries in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa etc.
Thank you all for having supported my videos and articles these past several months. I have gone through a lot of intellectual growth and maturity interacting with you all and engaging with different people and their ideas in these online communities.
I have decided I want to improve my quality of presentation such as web design, sound/video quality on Youtube; as well as attend educational events to improve my learning and network with other great thinkers to interview on my channel. Doing so is no cheap task. I have opened a Patreon account where readers/viewers who are interested in seeing improved quality can help through generosity. Below is a video introducing my Patreon account. If you want to learn more, click here.
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Warning: The following has disturbing language and drug use.
This is inspired by a conversation with my cousin few years ago while we weren’t exactly sober. I just remembered it recently and decided to share it with you all.
So in the beginning, there was just Allah/God. God was really bored so he created the heavens, angels etc. Then after much sampling of different trees/plants he created, he created a special tree: marijuana. Click for more!
As the oldest sibling there were a few years in my early childhood that I had nobody to play with. So I would run from one end of my parents’ apartment to the next fighting with my imaginary friends. Boy was I good at martial arts… in my own imagination of course.
We would play power Rangers. I would even lose the battle sometimes and “die.” This is all on home video footage and it’s a very cute memory. It certainly influences my imagination for the rest of my life and even today.
In the video below, I discuss with the man from the Honest Muslim Youtube Channel, Ahmed about his journey to apostasy. This is a fascinating story of inner reflection because Ahmed was a fierce Islamic preacher and leader of his local Muslim community. Ahmed shares with us his inner journey and rationale. Enjoy! Click for more!