Essays

August 2018
What the Prophets Teach Us About the Proper Etiquette of Dua (Supplication)
Islam and Depression: A Survival Guide
July 2018
Professor Abu Zahra: The Egyptian Islamic Scholar who Rejected the Punishment of Stoning
The Point of Marriage in Islam (and the Problem with Romantic Relationships Outside of Marriage)
Consensual Communities and the Sanctity of Human Life: The Path to Moderate Islam between Pluralism, Authoritarianism, Conformity and Individualism
June 2018
Beauty as Pointer: An Islamic Aesthetic Theory
Mysticism without Sufism: A Guide to Tahajjud, Islam’s Meditation Practice
April 2018
A Traditionalist Critique of the Islamic Prohibition on Taṣwīr (Making Drawings and Statues of Humans and Animals)
A Modern Explanation for the Quran’s “Wife-Beating Verse” (al-Nisa 4:34)
March 2018
The Road to Maturity: On Dealing with Life’s Unsolvable Problems
November 2017
A Biography of Ahmad Moftizadeh
In the Footsteps of the Prophet by Tariq Ramadan
October 2017
Islam, the Good Parts: A Basic Income System that Encourages Employment, Productive Investment and Automation
Conflicts of Fitness: Islam, America, and Evolutionary Psychology
Islam’s theory of free will versus physical determinism: Why humans are responsible for their actions even though God operates the universe
God has not abandoned you: Regaining your sense of purpose when life feels spiritually empty, lonely and meaningless
September 2017
Understanding Islam’s Sophisticated Approach to Slavery: Why Muslims Practiced Slavery in the Past, and Why They Reject it Today
The Last Mufti of Iranian Kurdistan (And a Critique of Political Islam)
On the Scrabble and IQ debate, or why mastering Scrabble doesn’t require genius
The Islamic View of Sex Education and Adolescent Exposure to Sexual Scenes in Novels and Films
An Introduction to the Origins of Modern Islamic Terrorism
August 2017
Al-Ghazali’s Matrix and the Divine Template: A Plausible Reconciliation of the Quran and the Theory of Evolution
July 2017
On Islam, Homosexuality and Homosexual Muslims
What happened to Islamic civilization? Why did Muslims fall behind in science and technology?
March 2017
Why God Allows Evil to Exist, and Why Bad Things Happen to Good People
February 2017
Why the Banks are So Powerful and Why the Bible and the Quran Forbid Usury: Charting How Interest Creates Obscene Wealth Inequality
Forecasting the World’s Top 50 Most Powerful Countries in 2035 Using the HQI
Measuring Economic and Military Potentials of World Nations with the Human Genetic-Cultural Quality Index (HQI)
The 12-Year Min-Max Average: A Simple Method for Calculating Real, Legitimate Economic Growth and Canceling Out Central Bank Manipulations and other Noise
The Gene-Culture
Charting the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory in 2017
December 2016
Islam, the Good Parts: Guaranteed Basic Income for Women
September 2014
How cyber pirates anonymously torrent movies on the internet