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June 2019
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization by Ricardo Duchesne
Why People Dislike Middleman Minorities: A Fix for Thomas Sowell’s Blind Spot
April 2019
The Philosophy of Pornography and Masturbation
Why We Should Stop Using the Word “Islamophobia”
A Quranic Phenomenology of Atheism
Solving the Problem of the Codification of the Sharia
The Dark Side of Swearing: The Philosophical Reason Why Using Profanity is Wrong
March 2019
Mathematical Hadith Verification
Reconciling Free Will and Predestination in Islam with al-Māturīdī and Ibn Taymiyya
A Study of the Hadiths on Qadar (Predestination): Judging Between Fatalism and Free Will
February 2019
Believing Women in Islam (2019) by Asma Barlas and David Raeburn Finn
The History of Salafism: The Making of Salafism by Henri Lauzière
The Closing of the Muslim Mind and the Decline of Islamic Civilization
The Philosophical Reason why Homosexual Relationships are “Wrong”
January 2019
Ibn Taymiyya and His Times
Islam’s Quantum Question: Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science
December 2018
The Universal Digital Library: A Platform that Makes Digital Piracy Unnecessary, Funds Creators, and Makes eBooks, Games and Software Affordable
November 2018
The Muslim Plan for Western Civilization: There is No Plan
Ijmāʿ as Scientific Consensus: Defining Consensus in Islam and Ending Its Abuse
Why Digital Piracy is Ethical and Necessary
The two salvations: How erotic beauty is a false category of beauty
A Hadith Scholar Presents New Evidence that Aisha was Near 18 the Day of Her Marriage to the Prophet Muhammad
October 2018
An Islamic defense of free speech (a critique of Ziauddin Sardar’s views on Rushdie’s Satanic Verses)
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)
Is Islam really pluralistic? An Islamic defense of pluralism
June 2018
Beauty as Pointer: An Islamic Theory of Aesthetics
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 new approach to 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
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
Reconciling Islam and Darwinian Evolution: Al-Ghazali’s Matrix and the Divine Template
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
Charting the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory in 2017
September 2014
How cyber pirates anonymously torrent movies on the internet