Category Archives: Islamically Inclined

Fitna This!

What’s up with the issuing of fatwas over every newest fad and technology to emerge? I remember sitting in a lecture being given by an ‘aalima (religiously educated woman), and she said something about Hell Phone. Since I don’t speak … Continue reading

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For What Good

This is the question that the always stimulating Organic Muslimah is asking of women in the West who wear the niqab. Since my writings tend to get a bit lengthy, I decided to answer the question on my own blog. … Continue reading

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The Kuffaar Made Me Do It!

This is a rant, and it’s largely going to sound like male-bashing or even Muslim bashing. Men and women who don’t think they need to sit through this, feel free to keep on clicking. However, if you do keep reading, … Continue reading

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The Chasms Between the Isms

We Muslims have a lot of -isms. Just amongst the Sunnis, we have the Salafis, the Sufis, the non-mabhabis, wahhabis (whatever that is, usually an uncreative catch-all),and of course the four madhabis. These are just the ones I know. I’m … Continue reading

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One time zone for China

I don’t remember ever reading this before, and I might be just a bit behind on my World Affairs Trivia. The LA Times has a fascinating article about the Uighurs of China, and the time they keep in the Xinjiang … Continue reading

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Favors have been raining down upon me.

فَبِأَىِّ ءَالَآءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny? [Al-Rahman] Yesterday was a day of spending. While I didn’t spend too much, and I did not spend unnecessarily, I did … Continue reading

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Water and Silly Questions

There was a very interesting article I was reading yesterday relating to a debate over water. The question that many nations and NGOs are trying to answer is this: Is access to clean water a basic human right? I think … Continue reading

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Not just Muslims who Burn Symbols

The Christian Science Monitor is discussing the impact of hijab in Norway. Apparently, Norwegians have been reduced to a state of outrage over a Norwegian policewoman’s desire to incorporate the hijab as part of her profession uniform. The outrage includes … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Stereotypes

The Gallup Poll’s recent survey on the various religious groups in America makes for interesting reading, particularly the data with respect to Muslims. I’ve noticed a few bloggers objecting to being labeled as Muslim Americans, but this is not a … Continue reading

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The thing about beheadings

The latest shockwave within the “Muslims in America” community was the killing of Aasiya Zubair Hassan. I know I’m a bit late blogging about this, but it really did take me a while to assimilate my thoughts. There are so … Continue reading

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