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Evaluating al-Ash‘ari’s Change of View on Religious Epistemology

As I said before, I am going to try to publish some of the papers I wrote in the past on this blog so I could (1) have a more complete record of my thoughts in one place, and (2) better … Continue reading

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The term “revert” has no basis in Islam

This post is basically an expansion of a comment I made here as a response to Sheikh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq’s lecture “Commonly Misunderstood Verses of the Quran” back in 2011. Since the link on Halaltube is now defunct, here is … Continue reading

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A Mathematician’s Lament

I have recently read a little book: A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart. Originally a 25-page essay, it was expanded into a book by popular demand and published in 2009. The author is a K-12 mathematics teacher who has a … Continue reading

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Analogy, perspectives, understanding, and imagination

This post is an attempt to summarize and expand on what I have already written on analogy and perspective by clarifying the relationship between the following concepts: analogy, perspectives, understanding, and imagination. What is an analogy Making an analogy involves two … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the Continuum Hypothesis Story

Note: This was another short paper I wrote for my Foundation of Mathematics class back in March of 2015 (can’t believe it’s been 3 years!). I will try to publish some papers I wrote in the past on this blog … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Illness

It has always been my goal to write at least a little bit about what I read so I remember the most important things I learned from my reading. However, I have failed 99% of the time. It’s the Easter holiday and … Continue reading

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You Just Don’t Understand

A week ago, I finished reading You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by sociolinguist Deborah Tannen. The central idea is that men and women have very different conversation styles resulting from different ways of viewing their relationship with others. … Continue reading

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