“The strange superstition has arisen in the Western world that we can start all over again, remaking human nature, human society, and the possibilities of happiness; as though the knowledge and experience of our ancestors were now entirely irrelevant” Quotation… Read More ›
What is your best piece of advice?
Remember death oh Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days. Whenever each day passes then a part of you has gone. ~ Imam Hasan Al-Basri
“Usually the people who claim loudest the mantle of da’wa are the people who are most effective in calling people away from Islam.”
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad of Cambridge University
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season… Read More ›
Islam is horizontally patriarchal and vertically matriarchal.
~ Christianity is responsible for the suffering of the Jews, because it was Christianity that veiled Jesus from them. ~ We prefer bigamy to duplicity. ~ Today’s believer is a disbeliever in most of what the disbeliever is a disbeliever… Read More ›
Who wrote all those books?
“I am not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled books in… Read More ›
Sub specie aeternitatis
If you really believe that after the death of the body the human being goes on existing in some recognisable form, FOR EVER, then the things of man cannot be as important as the things of God.
Human nature: some difficult conclusions
“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion…draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it… Read More ›
‘Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, as to be hated needs but to be seen, yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace.’ – Alexander Pope
Pope’s words are as fresh and relevant today as they ever were. Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) is regarded as one of the greatest English poets. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of… Read More ›
Other Jewish miracle-working Sons of God
Jesus was not the only one thought to be a miracle-working son of God, even within Judaism in his own day. His two most famous peers were probably Honi the “circle-drawer” and Hanina ben Dosa, both of whom are known… Read More ›
When all are sexless there will be equality.
When all are sexless there will be equality. There will be no women and no men. There will be but a fraternity, free and equal. The only consoling thought is that it will endure but for one generation. ~ GK… Read More ›