Comment: Nigeria: Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

In January 2014, I wrote “Islam’s ban on child combatants.” Sadly, extremist groups continue to use child combatants. Things appear to have taken a tragic turn for the worse. What’s worse than child soldiers? Suicide bombers using babies to sneak bombs past security. According to the BBC: Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying … Read more…

Comment: For Public Purity outs itself as a hoax

Flyers from “For Public Purity” have been found several public spaces in the UK. The leaflets call for the ban of dogs from the public sphere. The flyers include links to an associated website and Facebook page. These flyers come at a time of heightened British xenophobia and many non-Muslims have already expressed their upset with what they perceive as another example … Read more…

Antiprotips Collected #2

The #antiprotip series includes existing patterns or behavior that need to be avoided. If you find yourself inclining towards any of these things, please reconsider. You can find the first collection is here. Ignorance is a sin so never admit it, just say anything and add “…but there are differences of opinion on this” #antiprotip … Read more…

On Animal Extermination

An excerpt from my Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals, soon to be published by Tabah Foundation. In addition to forbidding animal abuse in general, the Prophet ﷺ also forbade taking their young, burning them, damaging their habitats, and exterminating species. Ibn Masʿūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were with the Messenger … Read more…