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The Ethics of Independence 3/4

Ethics is born in a thousand ways; it comes from different universes and finds its true realization in its independence from both the subject who elaborates it and the object to which it is applied. And yet, in the name of that…

Demonstrations are anti-islamic?

I have received numerous messages with the same question: "Is it Islamic to demonstrate?" I thought such a question was outdated but it does not seem to be the case, as some people claim to be scholars and confuse minds.…

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31 Jul 2014

The Ethics of Independence 3/4

Ethics is born in a thousand ways; it comes from different universes and finds its true realization in its independence from both the subject who elaborates it and the object to which it is applied. And yet, in the name of that…

27 Jul 2014

Demonstrations are anti-islamic?

I have received numerous messages with the same question: "Is it Islamic to demonstrate?" I thought such a question was outdated but it does not seem to be the case, as some people claim to be scholars and confuse minds.…

22 Jul 2014

The Sciences and Ethics 2/4

It is in the field of the experimental sciences that we can best understand the need for ethics to be autonomous in both senses. Ethics is inevitably bound up with the subject who refers to it or produces it (in the case…

15 Jul 2014

The Ethics of Independence and the Independence of Ethics 1/4

He seemed destined for success. He had passed the examinations that would allow him to become a mandarin and could expect both spiritual and political recognition. And yet the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming (1457–1529) resolved to remain true to himself…

10 Jul 2014

Ethics of Israel

The Israeli government says that burning a teenager is the work of "extremists" and not part of his "ethics" ... Indeed, his "ethics" is to bomb civilians and destroy them by tens, hundreds, and in the recent past by the…

08 Jul 2014

The Quest for Meaning: questions, a question..

In the beginning, there is childhood. Life has already begun, and childhood is its most immediate, most material, liveliest and most exuberant expression. It is sometimes said that this is its most beautiful expression. Babies and children express life with…

08 Jul 2014

Iman Jamil Abdullah Al Amin is diagnosed with cancer

A Call to American Muslims, A Plea for Dignity and Courage I was once sitting in a conference room listening to Muslim scholars who had come from all over the world. Big names, yet no so convincing speeches. Then came the…

03 Jul 2014

ALGERIA: HONOURS AND CLASS. RESPECT!

To some journalists who did not so much like collective prostrations by the Algerian soccer players, I said that we should let people express their beliefs as they want, like with those players making the sign of the cross when…

24 Jun 2014

When does the month of Ramadan begin? Science and Wisdom

 يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ  O those full of insight, perhaps you would attain God consciousness. (Qur’an 2:179)  وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has…

17 Jun 2014

Spirituality

Intimate tensions and inner conflicts (which oppose the mind and the body or, more prosaically, the amygdala and the neo-cortex) can result in a dangerous loss of selfcontrol, or to a feeling of imbalance and unease. We find the same…

10 Jun 2014

Female, Male (4)

Female, Male No human society has ever succeeded in promoting complete equality between women and men. We still have a long way to go. Even though the old representations that associated women with the body, seduction and impurity have…

03 Jun 2014

Female, Male (3)

Equal and the Identical Not all ancient cosmologies give men and women the same status at the ontological level. Some interpretations of spiritual and religious traditions, both ancient and contemporary, come close to asserting that women’s ‘ontological’ difference (in…

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24 Jul 2014

"Revelations" By Maheen Hasan

I ran, saying Cover me Cover me I have heard the call And I know now That I can never be Other than what You meant me to be, Following the path set for me Sleepless nights of searching the night skies In search of you, awaiting your summons Wondering Where you were…

24 Jul 2014

"Muhammad, A Prophet For Our Time: Karen Armstrong’s Account of The Prophet’s Personality (PPUH)" by Youssef Laaraj

  Karen Armstrong is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. Her works, which are mainly concerned with Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PPBUH), have stirred tremendous debate and controversy. The West-versus-East controversy is a long lasting…

24 Jul 2014

"Retrospectivity" by Aziza Abdullah

Pre-dawn; dish of the day By noon; a squeeze of lemon undiluted on the tongue, Altering tastes of things to come. Memories play back in repetition Ninety-nine eyes morph into windows, Each looking at the same sun-bleached canvas Unmistakable likeness. An old crime? Revised mercy, benched for…

24 Jul 2014

"Giving Back" by Ahmed Birra

There he was, standing all alone, Fighting for the cause of God on his own. No matter what they all said, he never gave up, He was a champion of many virtues like patience, truth and steadfastness. He was hard like rock in his…

06 May 2014

"A Passionate Plea " by Fatima Amir

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Worship, Halal, Haram, Pray, This is what people have reduced Islam to today. But no, they’re wrong, Islam is about harmony, getting…

06 May 2014

"Morocco: A Case Study for Political Schizophrenia" by Zouhair EL AOUNI

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Morocco: A Case Study for Political Schizophrenia. Morocco has recently proved to be a politically schizophrenic country par excellence. It is…

03 Apr 2014

"Thinking out loud" by Nevine El Fangary

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” When women’s rights activists call for “Freedom for veiled women” ... It is the freedom from following a higher command…

03 Apr 2014

"A Mercy to the Worlds" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Known for truth He made hearts move In love they’d stir For God’s Messenger He was free from flaw Leaving all left awed For all hearts melt So to…

11 Mar 2014

"Afghanistan: the land of poetry" by Ulla R Khpal

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Ulla R Khpal Afghanistan: Land of poetry Introduction In this terse piece, I endeavour to uncover the effects of the so called 'war…

11 Mar 2014

"Muhammad" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” He walked like a breeze with vision, a man going somewhere The ground often held his glance, for his heart was ever present,…

11 Mar 2014

"My reflections on Conscience" by Labeeb Ibrahim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” This post was born from my scrambled thoughts when I came across a question that said, Do we do good for getting rewards…

07 Feb 2014

"Dar al-Salam" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Have you seen your heart’s dream Or has your soul ever been To that true fantasy - That garden evergreen So tranquil, so serene With diverse fruits…

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Across the Arab world millions of women and men have taken to the streets, showing that dictators can be overthrown…

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Radical Reform : Islamic Ethics and Liberation

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MUSLIMS IN FRANCE The Way Towards Coexistence analyses the Muslim presence in France. In Part I, historical and judicial perspectives…

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To be a European Muslim addresses some of the fundamental issues born of the several million strong Muslim presence in…

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Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity attempts to demonstrate, using sources which draw upon Islamic thought and civilisation,…

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In a Western world suddenly acutely interested in Islam, one question has been repeatdly heard above the din : where…

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