The Importance of Shame

One of the turning points of McCarthyism in America was a famous phrase uttered by the chief counsel of the United States army, Joseph Welch, during the Army-McCarthy hearings.  Frustrated with Joseph McCarthy’...

Haybah: A Forgotten Facet of Manhood

Ask any Muslim to describe the characteristics which are present in a true Muslim man and you’ll get a laundry list of traits. Courage, piety, chivalry, generosity, etc. There’s one characteristic, however, tha...

Lessons in Fatherhood from Ibrahim alayhis salaam

When the Prophet ﷺ was blessed with a baby boy in Madinah, he had to make the decision that every new parent must make--choosing a name. Out of all the names that he could have chosen, the Prophet ﷺ chose a nam...

A Muslim Man is Punctual

A very shameful trait that has become common in Muslim communities is tardiness. People joke about the concept of "Muslim Standard Time". Despite how ubiquitous this habit is, it's a habit that any Muslim man w...

Islam and a Culture of Victimhood

Donald Trump’s election to president of the US has galvanized social media. Most importantly, it has brought to the forefront a certain mentality that has been insidiously finding a home in the collective Musli...

How to Explain Shari’ah

This is a modified version of a post I wrote about two years ago on the subreddit “AskReddit”. It’s based on a presentation I gave at my local masjid about Shari’ah. At the time that I gave this presentation, a...

Muslim Man’s Guide to Tipping

Tipping can get very confusing. How much do you give to what person? It's definitely a jumble. Whether tipping is an archaic custom that should be abolished is a discussion for another time. As it stands right ...

How to Host a Guest

If there’s one thing that Muslims are known for around the world, it’s our hospitality. While other aspects of our respective cultures may have begun to wither away, Muslims continue to proudly uphold the legac...