What’s a Microblog?
A microblog is a place for more casual and usually much shorter content than typical blog posts. This section of my website is where I post content too long for Twitter and too off the cuff for the formal articles which I do write from time to time.
You’ve probably landed here from a Twitter conversation. Often, there’s far more to say, and far too much more nuance required, than the 280 character limitation and even the platform, lends itself to.
Shirk is the greatest crime in Islam. It is an unforgivable, damnable offense. In Islam, those who commit shirk are destined to hellfire, forever. Unless of course, they repent before they die. In this article, guest author GotReason makes the case that the role of the Kaaba and the Black Stone lodged within, flirt dangerously close to shirk. Ironically, the biggest sin according to Islam itself.
The True Islam campaign (TIC) is a project by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America. Their aim is to correct common misconceptions about Islam. They seek to educate the public—especially non-Muslims in America—about what Islam actually teaches. In this post, guest author QAhmad will examine "Truth 9" which claims that Islam espouses that no religion actually has a monopoly on salvation.
This post is an extended, open response to Farhan Iqbal Sahib, a formally trained imam with the peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. In the past, we’ve exchanged ideas on to the topic of gender segregation. I’ve also provided an overview in a Reddit post, along with a mirror of my most recent comments to Farhan Sahib, which were posted in a Facebook group.
On December 18, 2016, I had some Twitter exchanges with Ahmadi Muslims regarding the whole “what your right hands possess” topic, and the permissibility of rape. The issue of wartime came up and instead of assuaging a reasonable person’s concerns, the Ahmadi Muslim book cited was even more cause for alarm. While this topic requires […]
I often see memes from Ahmadi Muslim outreach campaigns on Twitter that aim to convey Islam in a progressive light. The statements are meant to break stereotypes about Islam. The memes are often provocative in that way. This post is part critique and part advice for those creating such memes. The trouble is that often—even […]
The YouTube Channel Rational Religion recently put out a video entitled The Scientific Evidence for God. In the comments section, I read a series of comments from a detractor, that I felt were a touch harsh. Still pretty mild by YouTube standards. Nonetheless, it got me thinking and spurred me to write this post to […]
Prolific YouTuber The Masked Arab has put together a four-part series on Sura Al-Kahf. This is the 18th chapter of the Qur’an. This post is meant to serve as an easier reference to each of those videos. The summaries, the references and the sources under each video come from the original YouTube descriptions written by […]
This post is a follow on to some friendly Twitter conversation regarding Douglas Murray’s latest article, Here we go again – but this time, Je suis Berlin. What I did take from Douglas Murray’s latest article is that some elements of the liberal media do wish to present Muslims in a positive light, almost as […]
Professor Kamal Al-Solaylee wrote a book review of Ali A. Rizvi’s The Atheist Muslim for the Globe and Mail. Several parts of the book review left me puzzled. You see, I too have just finished reading the book. All of it. And I was thoroughly impressed by it. I’m not going to do a full critique of Professor […]
Whether you talk to conservative Muslims or seemingly more progressive types like Ahmadi Muslims, they all agree on the fact that Muhammad returned to Mecca in 630 AD without the need for battle, but that upon arriving at the Kaaba, he smashed the idols housed within. In this post, we explore the ramifications of this act on the claim from some Islamic apologists, that Muhammad believed in secularism and the freedom of religion.
The Questioning Islam/Ahmadiyya subreddit
Note that the following listing of posts from /r/islam_ahmadiyya is constantly being updated, since it reflects user-generated content. The contents here do not necessarily (and often won’t) reflect my own personal views (unless the post was authored by myself). It does, however, give you an insight into the discussions that questioning and former Ahmadi Muslims are having; people who for the most part, are now rejecting religion outright.
- Recovered Post: A question regarding ‘spies’
- Woman who wears perfume is like an adulteressI wonder what is Jammat's view on countless Hadith which forbid women from wearing perfume publicly. It's forbidden Narrated Abu Musa: that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Every eye commits adultery, and when the woman uses perfume and she passes by a gathering, then she is like this ... [read more...]
- Are there actually ahmadi spies???http://cultgirlconfessions.blogspot.com/?m=1 According to the above website the jamaat actually has people report to higher ups about what sort of haram ahmadis are doing. Is this actually true? I sent this to an ahmadi and he said it was fake and not a reliable source because it is a ... [read more...]
- Red Drops: A Miracle Attesting the Divinity of Mirza Ghulam AhmadI recently came across the bizarre story of the Red Drops. It is truly a gem within the Ahmadiyya treasure trove of miraculous stories and deserves legendary pokemon status. I thought I'd post it here for those who might have missed it so that we can all share ... [read more...]
- Claim that MGA predicted the Plague 25 years prior to the event in Brahin-e-AhmadiyyaFor the TLDR. MGA claimed in his book Noahs Arch that Allah revealed to him in Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya that there would be a Plague. But he had to change the translation he offered for the revelation to match his claims. And he even acknowledges it in his footnote. ... [read more...]
- Inteligent Design vs Natural selectionSo i haven't really grasped the position of the Jamaat on Evolution. I do know that they reject Darwinian natural selection. Could you guys link me to some resources for both sides? Edit: By both sides I mean: The Jamaats stance Just a few Scientific studies on Evolution ... [read more...]
- What country / Jamaat are you from?Thought it'd be interesting to see where everyone is from. I've noticed a lot of Canadian and American members. Am from Canada myself. I don't know how things are in other parts of the world but the way Canada Jamaat does things has forever erked me. I think this subreddit has done at excellent job at hosting critical discussions around both Islam and Ahmadiyyat, all the way from theology to practices to implemented rulings, but I wanted to shift to a more lighthearted topic where we could talk about small things that the Jamaat ... [read more...]
- Dilemma about moralsHi, I have been researching for a few years and decided I am no longer Ahmadi Muslim but because of things that happened in my personal life I have anxiety. About theee years ago my father had an affair which devastated my family especially my mother. She ... [read more...]
- “Love for all hatred for none”, but if you are part of LGBTQ then forget about love and acceptance. Has anyone watched the following YouTube video?