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Ashamed of Faith

Update: Given the baffling number of Muslims who need things to be black or white, this article may be confusing to many. Before you read on, one main conclusion you must come out of it with is that I am in no way trying to reconcile the Quran with the Theory of Evolution. What I am saying…

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On Muslims & Evolution II

Talk about ruffling more than a few feathers. My previous post “On Muslims & Evolution” generated a massive outcry for myself. My Twitter interactions feed has never been this active. I have received more email messages in a day about this issue than I could possibly manage to respond to. Some were extremely troubled by…

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On Muslims & Evolution

(UPDATE I and II below) The following passages are excerpted from my forthcoming book tentatively titled “Discourses on Belief, Science, & Islam”. I’ve recently seen and read for a number of Muslim scholars declaring it a form of disbelief for a Muslim to accept the Theory of Evolution and for Adam and Eve peace be upon them…

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Imprisoned Thinking

“The most dangerous prison is the one where you can’t see the bars.” Dr. Tariq Ramadan These are confusing times. A short reflection on what one stands for and what they believe in is bound to generate a self-induced state of anxiety. This is especially the case for many of those raised in traditional households…

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LGBTQIA Islam?

وراتب مجهول أو من أبنا *** وأغلف عبد خصي ابن زنا The subject of sexual orientation is quite sensitive within the Muslim community. This is especially the case in our postmodern times of “question everything”, “nothing is sacred”, and “I can do whatever I want so long as I’m not hurting anyone else”. Matters that…

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Do You Believe in Evolution? Yes & No!

There is nothing that anyone can say that will get under the skin of the science-worshipping militant new atheist movement and have them all riled up, like questioning the validity of evolutionary theory. So much anger and aggression by some, and dismissal and mockery by others. Yet they present themselves as the so-called “rational” ones. This…

Asymmetrical Non-Science

The more one delves into science in the same depth that science is made to delve into everything else in this physical universe, the more it becomes exposed for its flawed premises. As science becomes more naked, and all its blemishes are made manifest, it can no longer be revered by science-worshipping atheists at an…