The Lost Virtue of Himma

Himma is a lost concept for Western Muslims. I've seen himma translated as "lofty aspiration" in some places, but perhaps "zeal" gives a better...

Overgeneralization and Its Dangers in Understanding Islam

In Western philosophy early to mid 20th century, a group of philosophers argued that the discipline of philosophy is prone to overgeneralize, i.e., to...

You Will Not Spread Islam by Censoring It

When we say that Islam is the religion of the fitra, part of what that means is that in some capacity, whether consciously or...

What is “Traditional” Islam?

Following "traditional Islam" does not mean that we care about the past for the sake of the past. We only care about the past...

Islamic “Imperialism”?

Do we as Muslims have a problem with colonization and imperialism? Maybe. A lot of historical imperialism involved wanton murder and pillaging, i.e., things that...

The Bias of Progressivism

What is not understood is how shallow and provincial so many of the most cherished beliefs of the current times really are. If you...

The Brilliant Minds in Secular Islamic Studies

This is what counts as brilliant insight in the secular academic field of Islamic studies: There is no fact of the matter about what "Islam"...

The Selectivity of Modernist Fads

Modernist Hypocrisy: So many diets, fashion trends, health crazes, etc., are based on the idea that doing things the way humans have done them...

Past Islamic Scholars Were Biased!

Those Muslims today who claim the scholars of the past were tainted by cultural and philosophical bias are like a person submerged in 10...

Futile Argumentation

Imam Shafii was right. You cannot win an argument with someone who doesn't know what an argument is. NB: An argument is not stating disagreement.   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1635407043344678

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