بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم I noticed this very small text by Izz-ul-Din ibn Abdis-Salam (~577AH – ~670AH) being taught and explained by members of the global Muslim community, and liked … Continue reading 17 Benefits of Adversity & Affliction
An advice I give my high school students is to toughen up and start preparing mentally and spiritually for what looks to be a rocky future. Although I usually do … Continue reading The Value of Struggle
It is understandable why some Muslims view the modern/Western academic study of Islam with faithful suspicion, while others look down on traditional study as some bygone relic of the past. … Continue reading Studying Islam: Traditional vs. Modern Academic methods
So it should be no secret that I’m not fond of du’āt overstepping their abilities and authority. Some people interpret this as me trying to discourage people from doing da’wah. … Continue reading Epistemic Responsibility in Da’wah
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم I am sharing this story because firstly, I know how lonely it is for those suffering from mental illness and how comforting it is for us … Continue reading A Student of Knowledge and Mental Illness
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم Like many Muslim parents involved in this discussion, I think about this subject constantly, as I don’t earn a lot and thus devote a significant amount … Continue reading Should I send my kid to an Islamic school?
Do the ‘relied upon’ or mu’tamad/mashhur positions of the madhhabs have any epistemic significance? This question is an interesting one that I have been reflecting over for a while. You … Continue reading The Mu’tamad
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم This is a very important piece that I should have written a long time ago, but in the end Allah’s will is supreme. Traditionalism as understood … Continue reading Traditionalists vs. Traditionalism
I am mostly writing this because I don’t want to invest valuable time in writing rebuttals to specific articles addressing issues outside of my field, although a recent one irked … Continue reading The problem with ‘Brute-Force’ polemics
This is a fallacious belief that is common among quite a lot of Muslims of Pakistani/Indian subcontinent origin (especially those that study with certain unmentioned international organizations) as well as … Continue reading “To understand the Qur’an, you only need tafsir”
Along with an academic, traditional and formalist study of fiqh, It is important to have a natural understanding of fiqh as well. What is a natural understanding of fiqh? It … Continue reading Fiqh Naturalism
This is something I’ve wanted to write for a few months now. Although I have begun to lean in very strongly towards understandings that would be typified as ‘Sufi’ over … Continue reading Does Wahhabism = Terrorism?