The term dīn is not understood in our Tradition as the term “religion” is throughout Western religious history, but rather carries four primary significations: (1) indebtedness; (2) submissiveness; (3) judicious power; (4) natural inclination or tendency.  Continue reading Reflections On Love and Suffering
Tell them you follow Musa.
That we must walk through the valley of the shadow of death before reaching Tuwa.
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Existence is a strange thing. While it permeates all that is and all that we experience, it eludes our grasp. Continue reading Tasawwuf as Islamic Existentialism
The oft-repeated definition of philosophy is the love of wisdom. Continue reading The Islamic Tradition: Philosophy in the Margins