I decided to write this article primarily to document my thoughts on some readings I have completed recently on contemporary hermeneutics (critical theory being one of them) and secondly to … Continue reading Preliminary Thoughts on Adorno’s ‘Critical Theory’
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم Often on this blog, I talk about learning and the levels of knowledge in a subject. But an important ‘flip side’ to talk about are the … Continue reading The Levels Of Ignorance
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم There exists a phenomenon of some Muslims who study hadith but do not emphasize the study of fiqh using a madhhab. Although I may still hold … Continue reading The Problem of Studying Hadith Without the Madhabs
Are Linguistic Interpretations of Sacred Texts Arbitrary?
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم As Muslims we need to ensure that our understanding of Islam is grounded in knowledge and scholarship. It is not about what we ‘feel’ to be … Continue reading Shirk, Takfir & The Fuqaha
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم A Muslim must ensure that they are learning their religion or taking fatwa from those who are qualified to do so. Especially in today’s social media … Continue reading How to Identify Authorities in Islamic Knowledge
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم In the past few years I’ve seen more seekers of knowledge and du’āt talk about ‘making Islam a natural part of our lives’, in that it … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Make Islam a Natural Part of Your Life?
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم I recently skimmed through the relied-upon study text in Hanbali theology ‘Qala’id Ul-Iqyan’ by Imam ibn Balban al-Hanbali. Although the text itself is quite basic and … Continue reading How to Call to Good and Warn from Evil
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم This started as a replacement for some of my outdated articles on studying Islam, and as a means to answer questions about books and study tips … Continue reading How to Study Islam: A Guide
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
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?