When Sectarian & Takfiri Sunni Leaders Condemn Sectarianism & Takfir

Shaikh Yasir Qadhi is an American Sunni Muslim scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. In a very passionate Facebook Post, Mr. Qadhi recently lamented the rise of sectarianism and the practice of Takfir (anathematization, or refusing to identify sect of Islam as Muslim) amongst Muslims. He said: “Sadly, sectarianism is still well and alive in the Ummah. Recently, a…

Exchange with Irish Cleric Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri

I recently interacted with one of the biggest Sunni clerics in Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri. This is how everything started. The Shaykh was preaching the importance of unity amongst the Muslims. I agreed with him and mentioned that as an Ahmadi Muslim, I would love to see Sunni and Shia Muslim clerics end the age-old…

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna College & Takfir of Ahmadi Muslims

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a celebrated Islamic scholar in the United States. I have read some of his work and admire his knowledge on some Islamic issues. However, he has also disappointed me much on some other major issues. In the last few years, for instance, he has spoken and written against the persecuted Ahmadi Muslims, clarifying…

Richard Dawkins’ Intellectual Dishonesty

This picture was part of a VOA blog. The caption: “An Afghan beggar woman clad in burqa sleeps on a road, as her daughter throws a small stone for fun while waiting for alms on the out skirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The World Food Program announces it will cut food assistance to more than 3 million…

Does the Quran Say Sperm is Produced in the Chest?

A few weeks ago, my friend Ali A Rizvi claimed that the Quran endorses apostasy laws. I asked him  to prove his point by quoting the Quran. He hasn’t presented any verse to support his claim thus far. As I state in this blog, even Sam Harris admits that the Quran does not endorse such laws. Ali’s first excuse…

Where Did Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) Pass Away?

Like Islamophobes who don’t tire attacking the noble person of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), calling him all kinds of names, anti-Ahmadi bigots also keep trying to slander the noble personality of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Someone with the name Habib recently asked me on Facebook: “Ahmadiyya? Isn’t this the…

Challenging Anti-theist Ali Rizvi to a Debate on Blasphemy Laws

Last Summer, a statement by new atheist blogger Ali Rizvi caught my eye. He made the outrageous claim that the Koran endorses apostasy laws. I challenged him to a debate, which he initially accepted but shied away from for over a month, giving one excuse after another. Finally, we did have the debate and it…