Basic theology, or Usul-ul-Din, is usually a simple extraction of the beliefs that a Muslim should have based on the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunnah. In Sunni Islam, we attempt to … Continue reading What is Kalam?
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 translation of an Arabic post I made on The Usuli’s Facebook page. It came out much longer than the Arabic original so I put it here instead … Continue reading Taking Inspiration from the Imams in Addressing Modern Issues
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم There are three reasons that have compelled me to write this short article. The first is that of Muslim researchers and academics in social science disciplines … Continue reading Islamic Thought and the Problem of -isms
So the Surah FaQaf video came up in my social circles, and I want to address it not only because it has almost reached 10k views, but as someone for … Continue reading The Qur’an and the Ex-Muslim YouTuber
I spent an hour or so pondering over the Ash’ari/Athari polemics and realized the massive impact this has on the perception and importance of tradition between these two theological groups. … Continue reading Atharism, Ash’arism and Tradition
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