Muslim-Atheist Dialogue: Are Childhood Marriages a Universal Evil?

Introduction

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In my recent video on Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s interview with Jordan Peterson I mentioned an example of something which is actually attributable to Islamic primary sources and which modern Westerners would find reprehensible, namely, child marriage. Continue Reading

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Quick Rejoinders to Atheist One Liners

If God created everything, who created God?

–> If I’m driving a car, who is driving me?

We’re all atheists about 10’s of thousands of gods out there. Atheists just take it one god further. Continue Reading

Why “Christians were violent too!” Is a Bad Argument

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I constantly see this argument that Leftists (and consequently their Muslim acolytes who seek protection in their masters’ arms) like to use. It goes something like this: Oh, you’re going to quote the Quran and say that Muslims are all violent? Well guess what? Christianity was violent too! Look at the Crusades! Look at the Inquisition! Look at all these horrible persecutions of minorities that Christians have done over the centuries! Thus we cannot judge Muslims to be violent just because of what their scripture says. There are multiple interpretations!

The reason why this is a bad argument is twofold. First of all, and the more important of which, it feeds into this narrative that religion is evil and violent. “Religion is the cause of violence” is a common New Atheist argument and all we’re doing is enforcing that (false) narrative. In fact, I frequently see people comment on articles that invoke this kind of argument something along the lines of “this is why all religions are evil/stupid. We shouldn’t persecute Muslims, but why would anyone believe in anything that stupid anyway.” Continue Reading

My Podcast Link

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I decided to start posting the audio of my videos as podcasts for those who like listening while driving or doing other things. Here is the link: https://anchor.fm/themuslimtheist Continue Reading

Review of Academic Access Episode “Wife Beating in Islam? with Dr. David Solomon Jalajel”

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A few weeks ago, I watched the following episode of Shoaib Malik‘s series Academic Access:

Summary:

The following summary was taken from Ustadh Mobeen Vaid‘s Facebook post on this subject: Continue Reading

How can I be confident in an afterlife, even though it seems unlikely?

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This is my latest video. In this episode we discuss the following questions:

How can I be confident in an afterlife, even though it seems unlikely? Continue Reading

7 Academic Access with Shoaib Malik Episodes Worth Watching

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I have recently went on a binge of Shoaib Malik‘s series “Academic Access” (sometimes converting them into mp3’s and listening to them while driving, working out or doing other tasks). While I have not listened to every episode, I’ve listened to quite a few. The episodes are generally good, but, like with everything else, there are hits and misses and so there were some episodes that I considered to be much better than others. What I’d like to share here are 7 episodes that I found to be worth the listen. Continue Reading

Media Vs Reality Chart

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I found this an interesting chart that I feel will come in handy someday. I wanted to share it here and keep it on my blog for future reference. Continue Reading

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