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Junaid Jahangir

Assistant Professor - MacEwan University

Dr. Junaid Jahangir is an Assistant Professor of Economics at MacEwan University. He is inspired by the elder Muslim mystics. With Dr. Hussein Abdul Latif, he has co-authored "Islamic law and Muslim same-sex unions."
30 Ramadan Aphorisms For LGBTQ

30 Ramadan Aphorisms For LGBTQ Muslims

For some LGBTQ Muslims cognitive dissonance gets heightened during Ramadan. Their inability to reconcile spirituality and sexuality leads them to temporarily divorce one aspect of their life, which leaves their underlying dilemma unaddressed.
06/02/2017 09:52 EDT
5 Ways Everyday Muslims Prove Hatemongers

5 Ways Everyday Muslims Prove Hatemongers Wrong

Hateful bloggers collect every negative news item on the Muslim world to fit their narrative. They share the supremacism, sexism and homophobia of anti-Semitic and anti-Ahmadi Muslim speakers who unwittingly participate in their narrative. Both feed off each other and contribute to a vicious cycle of hate. They make for strange bedfellows. Such hateful rhetoric has grave consequences for everyday citizens, not just Muslims.
05/30/2017 06:06 EDT
Defeating Terrorism Means Destroying The Supremacist

Defeating Terrorism Means Destroying The Supremacist Narrative

The Manchester suicide bomber was noted to drink alcohol, do drugs, and get involved in gangs. Then he became "religious." Those who focus on his involvement with drugs and gangs, explain the Manchester attack through the lens of social alienation. Others blame Islam.
05/26/2017 10:25 EDT
Muslim Community Should Stand Behind Its Progressive

Muslim Community Should Stand Behind Its Progressive Bloggers

Consistency demands that those who defend Islam through identity politics and freedom of expression in secular countries actually support the same for others living under precarious conditions in Muslim countries. However, many such defenders of Islam claim that secular bloggers should respect the law of the land.
05/17/2017 11:57 EDT
Can Muslims Respect Female Scholars Of

Can Muslims Respect Female Scholars Of Islam?

Dr. Amina Wadud critiqued that my recent blog only contained male voices. This is a legitimate criticism. I had the title changed to include the word "male." In a similar vein, I'd like to highlight ten Muslim women, who face huge resistance for pushing boundaries.
05/15/2017 12:13 EDT
Progressive Muslims Contribute Beyond Women And LGBTQ

Progressive Muslims Contribute Beyond Women And LGBTQ Rights

Mainstream Muslim institution stakeholders often ignore the contributions of progressive Muslims. However, despite their small numbers, progressive Muslims have been relentlessly working on issues that include Syria, Palestine, racism, human rights abuses and Islamophobia.
05/10/2017 01:28 EDT