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…

Spencer & Geller identify Taliban – but not Ahmadis – as Muslims

A twitter conversation that exposes the dilemma faced by Islamophobes like Geller and Spencer. View the story “”Taliban are Muslim, not Qualified to Comment on Ahmadis.” Robert Spencer & Pamela Geller” on Storify     Kashif ChaudhryPhysician, Writer and Human Rights Activist; Recipient, Presidential Service Award; Pakistani American; Humanity comes First; Interests: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Human…

Why New Atheists Feel Threatened by Moderate Muslims?

For the last many months, new atheists have been tolling on my social media page, demonizing my reformist Muslim sect as “bad Muslim,” “nominal Muslim” or in some cases “non-Muslim” and elevating ISIS as “true Muslims.” Thanks to the likes of Sam Harris, this bigotry (sadly) has become representative of this extremist atheist group. Before…