A Book Review of The Theological Thought of Fazlur Rahman: A Modern Mutakallim by Ahad M. Ahmed, a significant addition to modern Islamic thought in general and to the literature on the life and thought of Fazlur Rahman. Continue reading Fazlur Rahman as a Modern Mutakallim
Giant Turtles, Big Bang Cosmology, and the End of Materialism. Continue reading Has Religion Made a Comeback?
A Book Review of Marxism and Other Western Fallacies by Ali Shariati. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century, and has been dubbed the “ideologue of the Iranian Revolution.” Continue reading Humanism between Islam and the West
A Muslim Critique The ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism has been making headway over the past decade as a new-age movement of sorts. Founded by the merchant Zeno of Citium in the third century BC, this alternative to organized religion for “living in the moment” has been the topic of Ryan Holiday’s writings (The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into … Continue reading The Stumblings of Stoicism
One of the most convoluted paradigms of thought to emerge throughout recorded intellectual history is postmodernism. Postmodernists themselves take pride in Jacques Derrida’s elusive and difficult writing style, presenting it as a protest against elitist standardization of writing . Derrida is considered the founding father of deconstructionist philosophy and one of the main figureheads of postmodernism. A French Jew born and raised in Algeria, his … Continue reading An Introduction to Postmodernism and its Implications
A Book Review of Prohibitions of the Tongue by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud, and what the Islamic ethical framework demands of Muslims. Continue reading What’s Missing From Today’s Ethical Mindset?