Category Archives: Islam

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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Is Islam a religion of peace or violence?

Ever since I decided to pursue the path to become a philosopher, I have been trying to find ways to fund this dream. During these weeks of frantic brainstorming, I have browsed numerous pages on taobao and Alibaba, bought craft supplies at … Continue reading

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Does God, in the Qur’an, prohibit image-making?

With regard to recent nonstop news reports on the gun attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that drew cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), I would like to discuss an important question from the Qur’anic perspective: Does God, in … Continue reading

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