Question: What is a Muslim Skeptic?
Answer: As English writer G.K. Chesterton observed: “The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it.” A Muslim Skeptic questions and critiques the dogma of the modern world to show how empty it really is.
Question: What is the Intellectual Fulfillment Muslims should be seeking?
Answer: The feeling that one has knowing with full conviction that Islam is the highest Truth and the words of Allah and His Messenger, peace be upon him, are the inimitable expressions of that Truth, above all else. This is not “blind faith.” This is deep faith through understanding, reflection, and thought.
So the question for you, dear reader, is: Have you tasted the sweetness of Intellectual Fulfillment? Have you joined the ranks of ulil albab, ulin nuha, ulil absar (i.e., those who possess understanding, intellect, insight)?
May Allah grant us this and more!
About the Author:
Daniel Haqiqatjou (pronounced: Ha-qee-qat-joo) was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Harvard University where he studied Physics and Philosophy. He completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at Tufts University. Haqiqatjou writes and lectures on contemporary issues surrounding Muslims and modernity. He has spoken at universities and mosques around the US and his work has been featured in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Aljazeera, Public Discourse, Mashable, and First Things. He teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Respect Graduate School.