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Social Media Activism: A Real Thing, Or A Trick We Play On Ourselves?

Here’s a question I recently received from our email list: How do you feel about social media activism? Is it a real thing, or is it just a trick we play on ourselves to make us think were actually doing something good for a cause? And how much good does it actually do? Answering this question requires understanding the levels of …

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Muslims Online Seeking a Religious Spouse … or Illicit Hookups? Or Both?

Most people are aware of the difficulties Muslims face in getting married, and the rapid rise of matrimonial websites is no surprise. There are matrimonial sites now catering to all crowds – those previously married, those just looking for another Muslim, all the way to sites like DoctorSeRishta.com and SecondWife.com. Over 10 years ago, sites like HotOrNot.com [current iteration of …

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#BringBackOurSanity Guide to Recent Internet Debates

White House Iftar. Tariq Ramadan. Dr. Jackson. Zionist sponsored trips to Israel. RIS. ISNA. Abu Eesa. The list goes on. Everyone has seen the debates, and everyone is posting about them all over social media. In this post I want to unpack what I find to be good about these debates, along with some personal observations about the barrage of arguments. 1. Apathy …

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Jerry Seinfeld Predicted Facebook

So here we have two people who hate each other, don’t ever really want to talk, but the phone machine is like this relationship respirator keeping these marginal, brain-dead relationships alive, and we all do it, why? So that when we come home, we see that little flashing red light… It’s very important for human beings to feel that they …