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Salvific Exclusivity: The Islamic Position

Salvific Exclusivity: The Islamic Position

Salvific exclusivity contends that salvation and eternal bliss in the hereafter are only granted to the believers in a particular creed. This discussion clarifies the nuanced Islamic position on this matter.  The concept of salvific exclusivity, while not exclusive to...

From The Chaplain’s Desk: Smoking Weed

From The Chaplain’s Desk: Smoking Weed

Recreational use of marijuana is often glorified and celebrated in the mainstream media. Those of us who were or are immersed in popular media and pop culture are intimately familiar with the language, culture, and images of smoking weed through various movies, TV...

Religion: Not A Substitute For Science

Religion: Not A Substitute For Science

According to the standard secular story that’s been repeatedly told to us for the past century or so, just a few short decades after the start of modernity, science was able to defeat religion with its sheer brilliance and power to explain. We’ve been led to believe...

From The MuslimMatters Bookshelf: Our January Picks

From The MuslimMatters Bookshelf: Our January Picks

From the MuslimMatters Bookshelf is a monthly column from MM staff members on their latest reads – the good, the bad, the intriguing, and the Islamic. Let these book reviews guide you to adding new titles to your own reading list! Here are our January picks:...

From Boys To Men: Addressing The Masculinity Crisis

From Boys To Men: Addressing The Masculinity Crisis

It happens too often these days. A parent calls me complaining about her child who is immature and refuses to grow up. The age of the child: 25-30. The problem: he has no goal in life, and refuses to move out, get married, start a career, or get off the couch. Stuck...