Category: World News

What Drugs Teach us About Jihad

In Islam, intoxicants such as drugs and alcohol are forbidden. In Sharia states such as Saudi Arabia, the only penalty for trafficking dugs is death by hanging. If Islam is so adverse to drugs, why then are many jihadists freely…

Fatwas, Molestation, and Social Media

This one is truly disturbing. In Turkey, when the Ottoman caliphate was dissolved, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (or Diyanet) was founded. This body releases fatwas, answers to modern questions based off of the Koran, hadiths, and other Islamic writings.…

Allahu Akbar Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Allahu akbar is probably the best known and least understood phrase in Islam, at least by Westerners that like to pretend they are partners with the “religion of peace.” Most people seem to think that it is religious praise or…

The Truth About Jihad

To understand the religion of Islam one has to understand their concept of death and the hereafter, as well as man’s role in the plans of their god, Allah. Maqasid (the ultimate goal of Islam) is to spread itself around…