So we are exiles from humanity’s current inhumanity, and from the desolating winds of atheistic post-normativity; we are not exiles from our good-hearted neighbours or their best traditions and motives; as the hadith says, ‘Wisdom is the lost riding-beast of… Read More ›
Someone asked me a very good question: I might post jucy extracts from time to time. He is very quotable.
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe Paperback – published on 3 June 2020 ‘Probably the most important book ever published by a European Muslim scholar. Traditionally enlightened, mercifully uncompromising with the truth, intellectually and spiritually challenging, these eleven… Read More ›
The Islamic History Book Review presents its top recommendations for the Prophet Muhammad’s Seerah biography in the English language. This is an outstanding survey.
Tim (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad) is the only Muslim I know personally who talks sense about Islam and being Muslim in the West. But he is the lone exception rather than the rule. Most Muslims I know do a great… Read More ›
Dr Jonathan Brown compares and contrasts the theodicies of the Abrahamic religions. For the “Job 38” theodicy see page 12. source
Here is an interesting except from a book review by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. in First Things. The whole article (which I recommend reading) is a fascinating window into the sophisticated nature of Catholic theology. (Emphasis mine) ‘Slavery was practiced… Read More ›
There are some academics whose books are always worth purchasing, for their erudition, good judgement and readability. Dr Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University is one of them. He never fails to deliver excellence: I have devoured his Misquoting Muhammad: The… Read More ›