Are Supporting and Siding with Tyrants Halal in Islam, Sh Hamza Yusuf?
Extracted from: https://muslimskeptic.com/2019/09/11/are-supporting-and-siding-with-tyrants-halal-in-islam-sh-hamza-yusuf/ I get it. I used to defend Sh Hamza Yusuf for certain things as well. You can search my Facebook posts. As late as 2016, even. So I get that some of you will react angrily to criticism of the man given how he is a scholar and has been teaching Islamic […]
Interpreting the “Inkblots” of Nature: Intelligent Design or Illusion of Design?
Mehran Banaei Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist well-known for developing a projective technique coined as Rorschach inkblot test. Rorschach was trying to relate human perception to personality characteristics. He believed the way subjects describe ambiguous inkblots can provide valuable clues to their basic inner feelings, personality traits, or could even diagnose mental illness, […]
WW1, Caliphate & Muslim Unity
Podcast discussion with Mr. Mazin Abdul-Adhim (https://www.facebook.com/mazinabduladhim.page) concerning Caliphate in Islam. This is part of a series of stimulating discussions surrounding the topic of ‘Caliphate’ in Islam.
Islam, Feminism & Identity Politics
Nour Goda discusses Islam, Feminism & Identity Politics at George Mason University.
Khilafah: The Forgotten Obligation
Podcast discussion with Imam Omar Baloch who was under the tutelage of the late Dr. Israr Ahmed for 30 years. This is a first in a series of stimulating discussions surrounding the topic of ‘Caliphate’ in Islam.
Bilal Muhammad To understand the imperial project in the Muslim world, one needs to revisit the British colonization of Egypt. Everlyn Baring, better known as Lord Cromer, was the British Proconsul-General in occupied Egypt between 1877 and 1907. He wrote about his tenure in his book “Modern Egypt” (1916). Here are some conclusions from his […]
Wael Hallaq, The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament
Wael Hallaq, The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.S Sourced from: www.jadaliyya.com Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Wael Hallaq (WH): When I was finishing my book Shari‘a: Theory, Practice, Transformations (published by Cambridge University Press in 2009), I realized that the two hundred pages I dedicated to the modern […]
Significant Lives Lived
Remembering David 1956-2018 By: Joel Winter It was with great sorrow that we saw the recent passing of our friend and brother, David (Darko) Grgicek. From Allah we come and to Allah we return. We all have our own remembrances of David. It was only during the last couple of years of his life that […]
Traitors in Our Midst: The Scholars of Colonization
Daniel Haqiqatjou What’s wrong with scholars like Hamza Yusuf, Abdallah bin Bayyah, Habib Ali Jifri, et al., supporting Arab dictators and legitimating their regimes? There has been lots of analysis on the 2018 UAE forum for “promoting peace,” but some of this analysis misses the mark. For example, what I keep reading over and […]
The Bane Of Qadianiat
By Al-Hafiz B. A. Masri – March 1989 Many of my friends requested me repeatedly to express my views about Mirzais (Qadianis) in the light of my personal experiences, just to bring the matter on record. It is not possible here to go into details. A full account would need a book of great volume. […]