Prophet Lut (a.s.) and Bal بل : The Nahida S. Nisa Tafsir

as understood by Mehedi A. Ali. Note: As of July 2021, The WordPress article is updated, but the PDF is an old, incomplete draft. Introduction and Methodology Nahida S. Nisa, writer and exegete, has readily accepted the invitation from the Quran itself, to study It. Her work uncovered that Lut (a.s). clarifies homosexuality was not …

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Jihad on Ruby Avenue

Originally a guest post on Orbala. My favorite masjid is so severely sex-segregated that there isn’t merely a barrier for the women; there’s an entirely separate tiny afterthought of a room. But it’s my favorite because it is in the hills, where the stars are the brightest, next to sheds with horses in them (my …

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Islamic History and the Women You Never Hear About: Hind bint Utbah

Actually, you have probably heard of Hind bint Utbah. She's quite famous--or rather infamous--for allegedly eating the liver of Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib during the Battle of Uhud, a battle in which she was fighting against the Muslims. Because of her cruel and violent acts against Muslims before her conversion, many Muslims today challenge her …

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Y’all need to stop telling people they’re going to Hell…

Verily, those who have attained to faith [in this Qur'an], as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, and the Sabians--all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds--shall have their reward with their Sustainer; and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve. --Qur'an …

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