The writer is Founder of Ordinary Muslim Productions and Author of the book "Q&A with an Islamophobe".
A Muslim businessman praising his bank for his company’s success, saying it’s due to interest money
There are events that make you uncomfortable, and others that simply lead to a sinking feeling inside you. Something rather fascinating happened two days ago that unnerved me a little. I was invited to a bank conference here in Hong Kong and one of the speakers incidentally, was a big Hong Kong-based Muslim businessman running […] More
Halloweening the hell out of Halloween
It’s that time of the year again. Halloween. Though they have their importance, but instead of citing Hadiths and Fatwas on the rights and wrongs, here is my two-cents worth. To begin with, we Muslims are often too embarrassed to admit their seemingly harmless celebrations can be a bit more fun than ours but instead […] More
Do you know the logic behind the Hijri, the Islamic Calendar and it’s sweet connection to Ramadan?
There appears not to be a single website today that provides a simple and clear explanation as to what the real purpose of the Islamic calendar (Hijri) is; Why it is important to Muslims; how is it relevant; and how best to explain this to young children and teenagers, in order to help them develop […] More
When will Allah help Syria?
If you think you have done enough for the people of Syria or have decided to wash your hands of it given the hopeless situation, cry. When you have wept enough, pray for those 470,000 lives who have fallen in Syria – and for yourself for failing them. We Muslims are all failing the innocent […] More
Bitcoin: As a Muslim, can I bite it or will I get bitten?
Note: This article is based on the personal opinion of the author, and by no way a fatwa on the bitcoin issue. In an era swamped with endless news feeds, we find ourselves constantly finding ways to make a quick buck within the shortest time possible. As a timely example, cryptocurrency is all the rage and […] More