Navigating the ‘scientific miracles of the Qur’an’ narrative

Rushda N. On a cool summer morning in June 2011, two well-known Muslim apologists confronted biologist P. Z. Myers outside the World Atheist Convention in Dublin. They challenged Myers to explain how the Qur’an could have known the exact sequence of human embryonic development. “The Qur’an explicitly says the bones came before the flesh,” one of them said. “In that case,” Myers retorted, “the Qur’an … Continue reading Navigating the ‘scientific miracles of the Qur’an’ narrative

To Love as He ﷺ Loved

It is a wonder how one softens the heart in a world that is full of hatred and cruelty. When divisiveness is the norm rather than the exception, it becomes necessary to reflect on our interactions and adopt a way of life that builds bridges and instils love. For Muslims, there is no better peacemaker to look to than the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This man … Continue reading To Love as He ﷺ Loved

Podcast Ep. 18: Only the Dead See the End of War

Following the 20-year memorial of September 11, 2001, we sit down to reflect on how this day has shaped the last two decades. Our Ummah has faced the physical, spiritual, and intellectual consequences of American imperial violence, which inspires and goads police states around the globe in their persecution of Muslims. How do we reckon with these effects, and where do we go from here? … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 18: Only the Dead See the End of War

Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

It was a dark and stormy night, and the TQP team had gathered to discuss all things storytelling: books, film, drama, romance, wizardry, tropes, representation (and whether we need it). It began on a good-humored note, with the sisters cordially chatting about their favorite genres — but it soon took a turn. The commentary got dicier and the opinions less popular. Casualties included Ertugrul and … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

Book List: The Bosnian Genocide

Note: This article and the books mentioned contain graphic references to acts of violence. عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ الظُّلْمَ ظُلُمَاتٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” [1] Despite popular sloganeering of the phrase ‘Never Again’, genocide has not … Continue reading Book List: The Bosnian Genocide