Saudi Arabia

Your Daily Muslim #705: Mohammed bin Yehya al-Addawi

Your Daily Muslim #705: Mohammed bin Yehya al-Addawi

Today in poor life decisions influenced by Islam: the case of Saudi farmer Mohammed bin Yehya al-Addawi. al-Addawi had an infant sheep on his farm that he took a particular interest in. Something stood out about this sheep: al-Addawi claims the name of Muhammad, pigs be upon him, is in the sheep’s coat. You can […]

Your Daily Muslim #703: Abdurrazaq bin Abdul Mohsin bin Hamd bin Abdul Mohsin bin Abdullah bin Hamd bin Uthman al-Abbad al-Badr

Your Daily Muslim #703: Abdurrazaq bin Abdul Mohsin bin Hamd bin Abdul Mohsin bin Abdullah bin Hamd bin Uthman al-Abbad al-Badr

Today’s YDM is about a fatwa from Saudi sheikh Abdurrazaq bin TL;DR al-Badr. Let’s play a game: what normal thing does this fatwa condemn? If you guessed smartphones, you’d be correct. al-Badr blames smartphones for an alleged decline in the amount of respect shown for the sanctity of the masjid (mosque.) He asserts that people […]

Your Daily Muslim #687: Nurashikin Salim (Part 3)

Your Daily Muslim #687: Nurashikin Salim (Part 3)

(Part 1 on Salim | Part 2 on Salim) Last time I checked in on Singaporean Muslimah Nurashikin Salim, she was explaining how she doesn’t think men should be arrested for rape if the victim was uncovered because the victim was at fault. This time I’m going to discuss her recent comments on homosexuality, as […]

Your Daily Muslim #667: Homaidan Ali al-Turki

Your Daily Muslim #667: Homaidan Ali al-Turki

Saudi Muslim Homaidan Ali al-Turki had a wife and five children. He was in the US on a scholarship and seemed to be trying to improve himself. Despite having five children to look after, he felt it was more important to focus his attentions on the maid. al-Turki had hired a maid, whom he had […]

Your Daily Muslim #614: Khalid al-Ghamdi

Your Daily Muslim #614: Khalid al-Ghamdi

Recently, a group of al-Houthi Shia Muslims protested against the Yemeni government. Since Shiites are viewed as kuffar (infidels) by many Sunnis, including al Qaeda militants, there is considerable backlash against them in majority-Sunni areas. The protest began peacefully but was interrupted by an al Qaeda jihadist carrying out a martyrdom operation. Even around other […]

Your Daily Muslim #568: Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari

Your Daily Muslim #568: Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari

“The internet, as everything else, must be governed by the Islamic teachings.” Best known for short videos on YouTube which spread like wildfire across the counterjihad community, Lebanese-born Islamic scholar/cleric Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari has done far too much to ever repair his image. The lively albeit diminutive fellow travels the world, giving lectures at […]

Your Daily Muslim #564: Noraina Sampiano

Your Daily Muslim #564: Noraina Sampiano

The Philippines are becoming increasingly Islamic, with more and more ninjas like Noraina Sampiano among the nation’s populace. The wannabe Mortal Kombat character recently traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) and became even more devout. And by more devout, I mean crazier, as the two are synonymous when it comes […]