Post-secular theory counters the secularization thesis, which taught that religion would wither away as modernity gets older. A post-secular awareness acknowledges the perseverance of religion in modernity. The post-secular refers to a change in consciousness attributed primarily to three phenomena: citizens’ awareness of their secularity within the global horizon, an awareness of religious influences both globally and locally, and proximity to religious people immigrating from religiously-oriented countries.  Continue reading Islam in a Post-Secular Age
The recent debates around religion and representation shed light on the following quandary: whatever good is in mainstream media must eventually submit to the demands of entertainment. This is the argument of Neil Postman’s book, Amusing Ourselves to Death. Continue reading Neil Postman and the Internet Age
While traveling is not feasible during the coronavirus pandemic, a strong imagination can take us anywhere we want. Continue reading Ramadan Traditions in the Casbah of Algiers
A Book Review of The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. One of the factors that has distinguished the literary tradition in the Muslim world from that of the cultural West for much of the past millennium is the modality adopted by popular literature. Continue reading Faith and Fantasy: Is Islamic Fiction Viable?
This is part two of a two-part series. “The evil that men do lives after them / the good is oft interred with their bones.” Continue reading Enoch Powell and the British Muslim
Indeed, the situation of the Muslims cannot be fixed by an all-governing and all-seeing political entity. Continue reading Why Culture Matters to the Islamic Revival