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An Illusion of Intellectualism

For a book carrying the subtitle “Science and Religion in Islam,” one would reasonably expect the author to be well versed in three subjects: science, religion, and Islam. However, Taner Edis readily admits from the very beginning of “An Illusion of Harmony” that he’s no expert in Islam. He cites having grown in a Muslim…

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The Religion or Religious?

Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali said: “إن نصف الكفر في العالم يحمل وزره متدينون بغضوا الله إلى عباده” “Verily, the weight of half of disbelief in the world is carried by religious people who made God detestable to His servants.” God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens should be assigned reading for all those who wear…

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Protips are commonly presented by various experts and professionals in different fields to those interested in participating or are still in the beginner stages of said fields. They’re helpful tips and general advices given to correct the approach to different tasks so they’re done correctly and in some cases made easier to perform.  Sometimes they’re…

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On Mockery

Our modern culture has embraced mockery of anything and everything to the extent that nothing is off limits as the idea of the Sacred has by and large been discarded. The elders, parents, teachers, religion, prophets, and even God Himself have all become regulars on comedy sketches on television and many comedy acts. Mockery has…

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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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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…

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Alienation of Islam & Rise of Atheism

(لا تقوم الساعة حتى لا يقال لا إله إلا الله) (The Hour will not commence until it’s not said: there is no God except Allah) The statement quoted above is an authentic Hadith of the Prophet peace be upon him, in which he reveals what the final state of belief will be among the people;…

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Fitrah, Al Ghazali, & Academic Dishonesty

In this modern age of YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, knowledge has been reduced to that which people can gain access to in any way shape or form as long it’s not the very act of picking up a book and reading it. Instead of reading for ourselves what our scholars have actually said, we now completely…