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“Islam is evil. Muslims are terrorists. The Muslim world is violent and barbaric. There is no freedom in Islam.”

“Islam is evil. Muslims are terrorists. The Muslim world is violent and barbaric. There is no freedom in Islam.”

There is no compulsion in religion. The correct way (the truth) is clearly distinct from the falsehood, thus whoever disbelieves in the false deities and believes in God he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur’an, Surah Baqarah, Ayah 256)

The statements in the title are a general summary of what many say when leaving Islam. Almost every person who leaves Islam that I have met and spoken to or heard their story they all cite the same general principle: “Islam and Muslims are horrible. Sunnis and Shia kill each other. They blow themselves up. They kill people for leaving Islam. They suppress their women. They don’t educate girls. They hate Jews and Christians. They wage Jihad wherever they go against anyone who doesn’t believe in Islam, etc.” and the list goes on.  I will share my personal thoughts on how I react to these statements.  I myself think about this and look at how some Muslims are.  I hope it benefits those who are having trouble dealing with Islam and thoughts on leaving Islam. More

Bill Gates, Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Bill Gates, Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Bill Gates sitting with Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaking to Bill Gates about Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, “You are trying to eliminate diseases of the body with vaccines and my teacher is trying to eliminate diseases of ignorance with the vaccines of ideas!”

Source: Nisar Ahmad’s Facebook Photo

Letter of Love to Boston Community from Imam Suhaib Webb

Letter of Love to Boston Community from Imam Suhaib Webb

Dear friends,

I greet you, invoking God’s peace and blessings upon you:

Friday’s are special for me because at the ISBCC I get to see the fabric of our community. One of my favorites is seeing our security staff early in the morning, smiling and greeting everyone who walks in. Br. Muhammad Ubai always asks me, “Did you get that 5 mile jog in today, brother Imam?” Second, but close, is getting hugs from Sr. Malika’s granddaughters, whose smiles bring so much light to my office.

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There is no Muslim marriage problem – It’s just a marriage problem

There is no Muslim marriage problem – It’s just a marriage problem

*When I say marriage problem in this post I mean the problem of finding someone to marry.

Contrary to what many believe including myself (before this post), there is no Muslim marriage problem in America, Canada and the Western world.  It’s a marriage problem.  What do I mean?  I mean it’s not exclusive to Muslims.  The entire definition and status of marriage has dramatically changed.  The economic and social factors surrounding marriage has also changed.  Marriage was in many ways an economic vehicle to help communities grow and allow them to prosper.  Now marriage is more or less a religious institution to maintain moral values. More

Muslim Graves Defaced With Words of Hate

Muslim Graves Defaced With Words of Hate

From CAIR Chicago:

On August 16, 2012, a Palestinian American man went to pay respects to his deceased father at Evergreen Cemetery and was horrified to see anti-Muslim hate graffiti on a number of Muslim graves. Evergreen Cemetery is home to at least 500 Muslim graves. Cemetery officials and the police have been notified. The cemetery is located at 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

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Spike in Mosque attacks in Ramadan? (Updated as more incidents occur, sadly)

Spike in Mosque attacks in Ramadan? (Updated as more incidents occur, sadly)

Of all the attributes of Ramadan, patience is one of them.  We are patient during the day when we have no food.  We are patient in night when we sleep less and pray more.  Now we have to be patient with the onslaught of hate crimes and the increase in Islamophobia by our ignorant American neighbors.

Dates are when the incident occurred:

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