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...

How to Be a Stronger Thinker

One of the things they teach you in academic philosophy is to anticipate the strongest argument of the other side. If you are able...

Religion is Not a Matter of Personal Opinion

When a person comes to us and says, 2+2=5, we don't say that there is no fact of the matter about arithmetic and it...

Knowledge of Annihilation Increases Iman

The atheist points to the existence of pain, suffering, and destruction and argues that there is no God. But this emotional tactic does not faze...

The Lost Art of Argument

A rational argument is not a stream of assertion after assertion. To prove your case, you need to give reasons. Reasons are, by their...

Foucault and Inception

To understand Foucault, watch Inception. Power is best exercised by creating subjects who experience your dictates as liberation.   https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/posts/1614113215474061

Clinton or Trump or…

Lesser of Two Evils? When you study ethics or moral philosophy in the typical US or UK philosophy department, one of the first things you...

Knowledge is More than What Words Can Describe

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” This is one of my favorite quotes from my favorite modern philosopher. And it has...

Sometimes, the Right Explanation is Key to Obedience

Does Islam Need Explanation? A young man came to the Prophet ﷺ and said: “O Messenger of Allah, give me permission to commit zina (fornication).” The...

Quiet Reflection Spurs Creativity

Dedicate time everyday to thinking, pondering, and reflecting. Just 15 or 20 minutes. Maybe take a walk in the neighborhood, or lie in bed...