For the past few years, the apostasy and blasphemy laws in Muslim-majority countries have made a number of rounds in the media, feeding talk shows both abroad and at home with much sensationalism and debate, but little satisfying or reliable substance. The laws are projected to look barbaric, particularly via certain, recent and decidedly un-Islamic political events. Islam comes out looking fascist and inhumane – for those of us who think the laws are even related to Islam, and are not the arbitrary inventions of “The Mullahs”. Quality scholarship on the Quran, the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Seerah) and Islamic Legal Theory (Fiqh) is certainly available in Arabic, but is not yet easily accessible in English. So naturally, confusions and misconceptions abound, particularly among the English-educated class of Muslims.