The Dilemma of a “liberal” Islamic Movement

I think everyone ought to have a look at this. I have run into this at my own MSA, or at least, the beginnings of it. Myself being an LGBT individual who has come to accept my feelings as a test granted by Allah, applaud this Muslim sister for standing up and speaking. These are hard times to hold onto the Haqq of Islam, a time where “holding onto our Imaan will be like holding onto a hot piece of coal”! Hmm.. now where have I heard this before? Ah, yes, the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Do not forget the value of true Islamic studies and genuine scholarly opinion. Do not let the shadow of “feminism”, “Gender and women’s studies”, and philosophy courses blind you from truth and lose your way. May Allah protect us all, ameen.

The Muslimah Diaries

A Muslimah writes

I am a Muslim woman and attend one of the most liberal universities in the West. Coming to college caused me doubt to Islam in many ways and, like many of us at American universities, I often found myself confused and frustrated in the liberal space I was in.

Upon entering this school, I was first introduced to what it meant to be a “conservative” or “liberal” Muslim. I was also first introduced to feminism in the context of Western liberal Muslim spaces. For the first time, I was engaging in debates on whether or not females should be delivering the khutbahs and leading prayers. For the first time, I had to choose whether or not to attend a Jummah prayer dedicated to LGBTQ+ students or be ostracized by majority of the MSA for choosing not to attend. For the first time, I…

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Journey (Part 4)

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Journey (part 3)

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Journey (Part 2)

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In a Muslim Family

As a practicing Muslim, I had developed my faith early on with the hand of my parents constantly guiding me forward, Alhumdulillah, (all thanks and praises be to Allah). Though they worried, I do not think there was ever a fear that I may end up having an attraction towards other women. Of course, I … Continue reading In a Muslim Family

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I suppose when starting something new, it is best to reflect on the purpose of starting it in the first place. When I was younger, these feelings had no direction and no sense of purpose. They were there and I was confused as to what I should do with them... aside from just feeling them. … Continue reading In Renewing Intentions