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I do not seek to convert

I do not seek to convert

Just like the Qur’an, I do not view Islam as a narrow and proselytising faith, so, I do not seek to convert anyone to the organised religion widely known as ‘Islam’, with its various sects. I simply try to instruct and educate people towards an enlightenment and thus kindle a realisation within – the quintessential…

Use your intellect

Use your intellect

Blind adherence overtime cripples rationality and the critical faculty, to the point where an individual fears the use of it. Hence it is observable that some people’s faculty of critical thinking is neglected for so long that they are afraid to use it anymore. What’s most unfortunate is that this is a learned characteristic reserved…

Muslims are stranded in deep sectarianism

Muslims are stranded in deep sectarianism

Most Muslims will easily agree (at least those that are educated and/or living in the west) that sub-sects within Sunnism such as Deobandis, Barelwi, Jamati etc is clear sectarianism, but Sunnism has been romanticised so profoundly that they will not regard it as a sectarian divide; and so they will wear the Sunni badge proudly…

My wishes when my soul departs this world:

My wishes when my soul departs this world:

(i) I give full authorisation to the rightful authority to utilise any parts of my body that may save another life, either by way of organ transplantation or by contributing to science. (ii) No precious water should be wasted to wash the remains of my body that is to be buried, nor any trees cut…

The Salafi-mindset

The Salafi-mindset

The Salafi-mindset is the infestation of narrow and extreme convictions; which often misses the nuances and complexity of human life and portrays Islam as a static and micro-prescribing system. Instead of being perspicacious in essence, as the complexity of human social makeup does not allow rational thoughts to have binary thinking, the Salafi-mindset reads scripture…

Netflix’s Messiah

Netflix’s Messiah

It is clear that Netflix is tapping into the Muslim market with an upcoming savvy series called the ‘Messiah’. It is yet to be released, but the trailer alone has already triggered a massive religious delirium amongst Muslims. A big bravo to the Netflix’s team on their successful marketing skills; then again religious subjects are…

Everything is Haram!!

Everything is Haram!!

One key characteristic that is quite apparent in some Hadith-centric theology is that it is trigger happy with the injunction – Haram. A few specific examples would be the prohibition of music, wearing of gold and silk by men, garment stretching below the ankle, plucking of the eye brows, tattooing, hair extension, dietary prohibitions such…

Which category are you?

Which category are you?

The Qur’an expresses that soon after the legacy of a particular messenger, the revelation is adulterated and loses many of its fundamental teachings. Many deranged innovations are added in the name of the messenger and the revelation. In between the period of this state and the period of reformation in the form of a new…