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…

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…

Musaylimah was killed for his ‘Talibani’ activities, NOT his Claims!

Extremist clerics and their ignorant followers – and Islamophobes alike – allege that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the early caliphs of Islam killed people for mere difference in belief. Such clerics have long taught the masses in Pakistan that Islam ordered Muslims to take up the sword against anyone who claimed to be a prophet or decided to…

‘Talibani Atheism’ & how it fuels Islamophobia

Bigotry of any sort – whether based on race, gender, religion or ethnic background – is like cancer. It must be condemned in its start before it metastasizes and takes root in society. At this point, it is usually too late to cure the disease, which rapidly progresses to its natural, malignant fallout. Islamophobia is…

The Immaculate Character Of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

The first maxim through which the truth of a divine reformer is generally evaluated concerns the claimant’s personal purity and piety. The Holy Quran itself has established this criterion. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was directed by God to refer the disbelievers to the period of his life that had already passed as evidence of his truthfulness. “I dwelt…

We are at war with Science

My name is Sam Harry. I run a pizza business in New York, but I am better known for my keen interest in Science. Though I have no formal education in the sciences, I do not believe I need one to be able to see its deleterious effects on humankind, and the impending existential threat…