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2017

 

 

 

October 16                               Follow Those That Ask of No Fee

 

October 13                               The Ten Commandments in Surah 17 [17:22-37]

 

October 12                               Oscar Wilde Quote

 

October 11                               Prudes

 

October 7                                 Parents Are Not Always to Blame for the Delinquencies of their Children

 

October 6                                 The Rising of the Sun

 

October 5                                 Facebook Posts Link

 

October 5                                "Produce four witnesses"

 

September 29                          "...Verily (no doubt) in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest!..."

 

September 25                          Failed Guides

 

September 24                          "Woe to every slanderer, backbiter / defamer"

 

September 23                          "Do people think that they will be left alone because they say, "We believe" and that they will not be tested?”

 

September 20                          An Approach

 

September 19                          A Prayer to God Almighty

 

September 18                         Qarun

 

September 15                         Taking a Fence Down - Quote by G.K. Chesterton

 

September 11                          Ask Forgiveness of Your Lord ... Verse 11:52

 

August 26                                 Opinions

 

June 18                                     God's Forgiveness

 

June 7                                       Remaining Humble and Outwardly Reserved About One's Blessings

 

June 1                                       Verse 57:20 - The World as Enjoyment and Deception / Delusion

 

May 30                                     Verse 2:200-202 - Praying for the World and / or the Hereafter

 

May 26                                     Ramadan Greetings

 

March 12                                 Do Not Follow the Footsteps of Satan (24:21)

 

March 7                                   Indeed to God We Belong and Indeed to Him is Our Return - 'Inna-Lillahi-Wa'inna-Ilayhi Rajiun'

 

March 1                                   The Highly Controversial Agenda of Deligitimising the Authority of Well Established Meanings of Arabic Words

 

March 1                                   Prophet Solomon's Death

 

February 15                            The Importance of the Traditional Five Pillars of Islam - Pre Quranic Sunnah

 

January 19                              Quote by Blaise Pascal

 

January 3                                "No snowflake in an avalanche ..."

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

December 18                         Sins

 

December 16                         "And be patient over whatever befalls you..."

 

October 2                               Karbala Historicity

 

September 25                        Restrain Thy Gaze

 

September 24                        A Thought on Losing Faith

 

September 14                        Jizya and Dhimmi Status

 

September 9                          "A man is great by deeds, not by birth" ~ A Quote by Chanakya

 

September 7                          Reflecting on God's Signs

 

August 24                               One of the Greatest Blessings - Knowledge & Wisdom

 

August 23                               Committing the Holy Quran to Written Parchments

 

August 19                               The Wilfully Blind

 

August 9                                  Even Prophets Toiled and Suffered Hardships ...

 

July 30                                     Patience is Rewarded

 

July 26                                     Was Iblis (Satan) a Jinn or a Fallen Angel

 

July 8                                       Minor Sins Quote

 

July 6                                       Is the Quran Really the Starting Point in Resolving Islamic Differences of Opinion

 

July 1                                       Are Humans God's Most Preferred Creation?

 

July 1                                       Eid

 

June 26                                   The Ducks - Feeding Frenzy

 

June 26                                   Choose a Way to Your Lord

 

June 22                                   The Holy Lands and the Sanctuary at Makkah

 

June 19                                   God's Permission

 

June 18                                   Righteous Friends

 

June 17                                   "A Little Philosophy ..." A Quote by Francis Bacon

 

June 12                                   Transgression into Lewdness / Immorality

 

June 11                                   Tarawih Prayers

 

June 9                                     Muhammad Ali Answers a Question in a Spiritual Context

 

June 8                                    "An Error Does Not Become Truth ..." A Quote by Mahatma Gandhi

 

June 5                                     Ramadan Wishes from Joseph Islam

 

May 4                                     A Sincere Message

 

April 27                                   Our Lord Never Forgets

 

April 22                                  "Who makes us ignorant?..."

 

April 19                                  "We arguably became a lost community ..."

 

April 5                                    "The Origin of existence is movement ..." ~Ibn al-Arabi

 

April 2                                    "How Strange and foolish is man..." ~ Attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib and Others

 

March 25                               Pray not to be free of trials ...

 

March 22                              "In the gardens of bliss. A number of people from those of old and a FEW from those of later times." 56:12-14

 

March 19                               The Concept of Sadaqah (Charity) from the Quran

 

March 15                               Today's Global Communications & Connections

 

March 15                              "Circumstances do not make the  man, they reveal him"

 

March 13                              "Protect Your Families ..." - Quran 66:6  

 

March 12                               Life remains a Struggle

 

February 22                          What will Profit a Man ...? Mark 8:36

 

February 21                          Burying the Dead - An Innate Practice?

 

February 8                            Prophet Jesus is not God - The Bible Does Not Teach the Trinity

 

January 18                            The Human Species

 

January 17                            The Even and the Odd - The Polarity of Creation

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

November 25                     "Many much-learned men have no intelligence" - Democritus

 

October 24                         "Educate the children..." - Pythagoras

 

October 13                           A Prayer - Psalm Chapter 51, verse 1-2 (NIV)

 

September 27                    "Learned we may be with another man's learning..." - Michel de Montaigne

 

September 22                     You are Never Alone

 

September 16                    The Hajj and Umrah According to the Quran

 

September 9                       Amidst the Scrolls...

 

September 6                      "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear" - An Ancient Quote

 

September 5                       Misguided Religious Convictions - A Quote by Blaise Pascal 

 

August 31                            "When you find yourself on the side of the majority..." - Mark Twain

 

August 30                            Slave to the Fallible Past

 

August 25                            "If you would be a real seeker after truth..." - René Descartes

 

August 25                            Aspects of a Prophetic Ministry

 

August 22                            Speak a Gentle Word

 

August 20                            We Oft Forget So Many of Our Blessings

 

August 16                            Spread Knowledge with Care and Wisdom

 

August 16                            Remain Vigilant Against Those That Twist the Arabic Language and Effectively Create a New Reading of the Quran by Doing So

 

August 15                            Free Sex with Slave Girls? - Not According to the Quran!

 

August 13                            If the Quran Had Been Transmitted and Compiled in the Same Manner as the Ahadith ...

 

August 9                               Our Lord, Please Guide Us to Your Ways ...

 

August 8                              The Ahadith Allegedly Explaining the Quran

 

August 1                              The Beautiful Character of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

 

July 21                                   A Book That Presents Parables ...

 

June 28                                 Can Menstruating Women Fast?

 

June 12                                 It is not Deviance, But a Right to Go Back to First Principles, the Source!

 

June 6                                   Led Astray By Fallible Sources

 

May 10                                 Self Transformation - Quote by Lao Tzu

 

April 19                                Beware of the teachers of the law - Prophet Jesus

 

April 6                                  Haughtily Judging Others

 

March 29                             The Exodus of Prophet Moses's People - A Quranic Perspective

 

March 15                             Unnecessary Questions

 

March 11                             Quote by Alan Watts

 

March 10                             Quote by George Orwell

 

February 25                        "...The eyes are useless when the mind is blind..."

 

February 18                       The Middle Way

 

February 13                       "If I were purely a philosopher ..."

 

February 9                         Two Crucial Differences Between the 'Quranist' (ism) and 'Quran-Centric' Approach

 

January 28                         Is the Quran Simply a Revelation to be Understood and Applied on a Personal Level?

 

January 22                         If there were no accountability or a hereafter...

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

December 18                   The Ten Commandments Related by the Quran

 

December 12                   A Basic Quranic Timeline Dealing with the Onset of the Final Hour and Resurrection

 

December 12                   Schisms that lead to Violence

 

November 29                  Psalm 139:23-24

 

November 27                  Quote by Helen Keller

 

November 23                  For the Sake of God

 

November 21                  A Story Not So Far Fetched - Two Travelling Angels

 

November 20                  The Known Universe

 

November 15                  Children

 

November 14                  The Quran's Lament

 

November 13                  Quote by Aldous Huxley

 

November 10                  Is the Punishment of Hell Eternal?

 

November 9                    Quote by Abdul Sattar Edhi

 

November 8                    Dear Traditionalist

 

November 8                    The Weakness of Memory Recall and the Subjective Nature of Transmitter Reliability

 

November 5                    My Beliefs and Practices in a Nutshell

 

November 3                    Islam as a Community Based Religion

 

October 29                      A Test for All Those of Faith Who Study the Book - Rely On Clear Matters      

 

October 28                      Verse Numbers of the Quran

 

October 26                      The Unwarranted Infatuation With Seeking Knowledge of the Final Hour   

 

October 21                      Myopic Thinking

 

October 20                      The Absence of Prayer Form - My Experience at Madinat al-Zahra (Al Andalus), Spain

 

October 20                      How Prophets Dealt with Earthly Desires

 

October 18                      Solace and Reassurance - The Quran

 

October 15                      Quote by Fulton Sheen

 

October 13                      'Familiarity' and 'Erudition' Remain Distinct

 

October 11                      The Two Awakenings

 

October 10                     "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument" - Quote by Desmond Tutu

 

October 9                        A Simple Instruction Confounds Many - 'Establish Salaat'

 

October 8                        Keep Remembrance of the Hereafter - Continuous

 

October 3                        Summary Dashboard - October 2014

 

September 29                A Trial Based Blip of Time

 

September 29                Real Abundance - Wisdom

 

September 29                Prevention of Individual Thought

 

September 28                Truths are Not Handed on a Plate

 

September 27                An example of a Quran-centric approach - Wash or Wipe in Ablution?

 

September 26                Self Shackled Prisoner

 

September 26                Most memorised and recited, least understood

 

September 22                Understanding Trials

 

September 18                Does Prayer Need to be in Arabic?

 

September 18                The Ignorant appear Learned and the Learned are Considered Ignorant

 

September 17                Rely on Clear Evidence

 

September 14                "Tradition becomes our security..." - Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

September 5                  "The Truth Will Set You Free..." - Quote by Gloria Steinem

 

September 5                  The Human Race is Not Part of an Arbitrary Existence. We Must Know Why We Are Here

 

September 3                  God's Active Role and Our Trials

 

August 30                        Do Not Exult in What God Has Given You

 

August 29                        Perverted Ideologies and Neutralising the Threat of Extremism

 

August 24                        'Leap of Faith' - The Insignificant Phrase

 

August 21                        Yajuj Wa Majuj (Gog and Magog)

 

August 20                        The Heart of the Matter - The Two Sources

 

August 19                        Are You Qualified?

 

August 18                        A Strange Paradox - 'Moderate Muslims'

 

August 15                        The Message

 

August 13                        The Futility of Superficial Comparisons - Doctors vs Clergymen

 

August 7                          Empty Rituals

 

August 7                          The Mindless Slaughter of Innocent Souls

 

August 4                          Know Who to Condemn and Why - The Palestinian & Israeli Conflict

 

August 4                          The Destruction of Temples and the Children of Israel

 

July 23                              Life in Occupied Territories

 

July 22                              The State of the Ummah - Why are their Prayers Not Being Heard

 

July 17                              Stop Blaming Others for your Own Disunity

 

July 15                              The Concept of Hijrat - When it Becomes Compulsory from a Quran's Perspective

 

July 15                              A Trustee Relationship with Your Means

 

July 12                              Human Beings are in Most Things, Contentious

 

July 9                                Why Did God Not Simply Place Us in Paradise Without a Trial?

 

July 8                                Who Does God Love?

 

July 3                                Ridicule and Taunts

 

July 1                                The Mantra - "You Only Live Once!"

 

June 30                            Reformers

 

June 29                            Seek Moderation

 

June 28                            Tarawih Prayers - Q&As with Joseph Islam

 

June 25                            Hypocrisy and Double Standards

 

June 22                            Why Take the Quran Seriously?

 

June 22                            We Ask the Question

 

June 20                            Sleepwalk

 

June 17                            When You Ask for Guidance, Do You Really Mean It?

 

June 17                            An Atheistic Worldview

 

June 16                            Real Equality

 

June 16                            Prayers (Du'a) are Very Important

 

June 13                            The Quran - The Greatest Mirror

 

June 7                              Never to Cease Asking Questions

 

June 5                              The Walking Dead

 

June 4                              Hypothetical Statements & Questions to Prophet Lot

 

June 4                              We Must Recognise Our Real Priorities

 

June 3                              Quote by Napolean Bonaparte

 

June 2                              Mentality of the Human Masses

 

June 1                              What if We Are Right in What We Say to You?

 

May 30                             God Confers Honour Upon Whom He Wills - 'The Second of the Two'

 

May 27                             Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Greenleaf Whittier

 

May 27                             Different Players, Same Arguments

 

May 26                             Perception

 

May 25                             Bridging the Gap - From "A Christian who believes in the Quran's testimony"

 

May 22                             An Open Quran and a Willingness to Scrutinise

 

May 20                             What the Profile Image Depicts for Me

 

May 18                             Understanding Different Worlds    

 

May 17                             "When the Debate is Lost ..." - A Quote Attributed to Socrates

 

May 16                             Mansions & Palaces

 

May 14                             Divergent

 

May 12                             "My Lord!, Increase Me In Knowledge"

 

May 12                             And Humans Don't Have a Purpose?

 

May 11                             Intellectual Laziness

 

May 11                             Islam - What Kind of Religion Is It?

 

May 10                             How Many Times a Year Are You Tested?

 

May 9                               The Quran       

 

May 8                               You Don't Need Scripture to Tell You That God Exists

 

May 8                               Whose Sharia?

 

May 8                               What Makes You So Different?

 

May 7                               The Cycle Repeats

 

May 6                               Which Approach Does One Take?

 

May 6                               Adam and Jannah - An Earthly Abode or Paradise?

 

May 3                               Do I Follow the Sunna?

 

May 2                               You Say You Adore the Prophet...

 

May 1                               The Misery of Blind Rote Learning

 

April 30                           The Betraying Eyes

 

April 28                           Power to Dream

 

April 27                           Peer Pressure / Group Conformity

 

April 25                           Bring Me Better Proof if You Are Truthful

 

April 24                           Dear Atheist...

 

April 23                           Not Making Use of One's Own Mental Acuity

 

April 23                           Altering the Message - A Very Serious Matter

 

April 20                           Evolution as a 'Process' Guided by God

 

April 20                           Muhammad is Simply 'A Man'. Is He?

 

April 19                           Modern Sensibilities

 

April 18                           Wisdom from our Children

 

April 14                           Honesty to Oneself and Others

 

April 14                           The Potential of Humans

 

April 9                             Parental Upbringing

 

April 9                             You Cannot Guide Whom You Love

 

April 9                             Wireless Communication

 

April 5                            Doctrinal Extremes

 

April 5                            What Kind of Signs / Portents Were They Demanding?

 

April 3                            Facebook vs A Dedicated Forum for 1-1 Debates

 

April 2                            'God Does Not Change His Ways'

 

April 1                            Denying Miraculous Events

 

March 23                       Peering into the Past

 

March 22                       Metaphorical Readings in the Quran - A Misnomer

 

March 22                       Studying the Bible as Another Source for Guidance

 

March 21                       Beautiful People

 

March 20                      The Precision of the Quran's Usage of Language - Prophet Noah's Long Life

 

March 19                      One's True Identity Revealed

 

March 18                      This is Where the Problem Starts from a Theological Perspective

 

March 16                      Sleep

 

March 10                      Poetry from a Quran's Perspective and a Historic Survey

 

March 7                        The Gravest Foe of Truth

 

March 6                        Disbelief (Kufr)

 

March 4                        A Blip in Time

 

March 4                        No Time to Study the Quran?

 

March 3                        The Story of Robert Davila - Nouman Ali Khan

 

March 2                        Religious Knowledge Without True Application

 

March 2                        Dr Adnan Ibraham - Screaming I Despise Human Monsters

 

February 28                The Internal Barometer / One's Innate Disposition

 

February 28                The Sabbath Breakers: Apes & Swine - A Metaphorical or Literal Reading

 

February 26                It is not the 'Language' That is Important, But the 'Message'!

 

February 23               Human Creation

 

February 18               Silent Majority

 

February 16               The Potential Imminent Nature of Death

 

February 14               Truth and Minorities

 

February 14               Fighting Verses Illustrated 

 

February 12               Do Not Judge

 

February 12               Walking Alone

 

February 11               Dichotomy of Practices

 

February 11               Facebook - Looking Back Video

 

February 8                 When Denying God's Existence Becomes a Fashionable Trend

 

February 6                 Who Made God? - Questions from an Older Child

 

February 6                 Making Distinctions - A Serious Theological Matter

 

February 2                 Modesty in the Heart or Attire?

 

January 31                  A Scholarly Force

 

January 24                 Controversy - Quote by John Henry Newman

 

January 23                 Change

 

January 17                 The Oft Forgotten (The Angel of Death)

 

January 15                 Celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

 

January 14                 Absorbed by Perfection

 

January 13                 Wisdom               

 

January 11                 Our Gift of an Intellect - Never Forgo Its Use

 

January 10                 A Hypocritical Approach

 

January 8                   Recognise the Truth - Belief in God is Important

 

January 7                   Conduct is Key

 

January 6                   Striving for Truth

 

January 4                   The Truth That I Strive to Uphold

 

January 1                   Is Hearsay Unquranic?

 

 

 

2013

 

 

December 30          Allegorical or Literal Meanings to Biblical Stories in the Quran

 

December 30          Can the Quranic 'Sujud' Mean Physical Prostration in Certain Contexts?

 

December 28          Corrupting a Source that is Perfect

 

December 16          Challenging the Status Quo

 

December 13          Blurring of the Boundaries

 

December 9            The Quran is my Lens

 

December 8            Religious Scholar and a Layman

 

December 7            A Less Divisive World

 

November 20         Struggle

 

November 4           Obeying Leaders and Men Blindly

 

October 31              They Keep Questioning But Do Not Ask the Details of Salat and Zakat - Why?

 

October 30              Possible Approach of the Earliest Muslims with Regards Islamic Sources

 

October 30              Salat and Zakat Outside the Ahadith Corpus

 

October 27              Produce a Surah Like It - The Challenge of the Quran

 

October 26              Falsehood with all its Sophistry

 

October 26              Unknown Names and Towns

 

October 24              Pedantic Rituals

 

October 23              Fettered by the Words of Men

 

October 22              Religious Zealotry

 

October 22              Full Circle

 

October 21              Being Taught the Beauty of Diversity

 

October 21              Consult

 

October 19              Greatness of a People

 

October 18              Guidance Most Straight

 

October 15              Obstacles Within Ourselves

 

October 15              Emphasis on Rituals

 

October 13              My Struggle

 

October 13              Social Depravity in the Name of Art

 

October 13              Were all the Prophet's Utterances a 'Wahi' From God? (Divinely Inspired)?

 

October 12              Paradigm Shift

 

October 12              Pious Lies

 

October 8                The Quran-centric Position

 

October 8                A Dichotomy in Practice within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

October 7                Fetters of Blind Scripting

 

October 6                Exploiting the Sources

 

October 5                Mental Slavery

 

October 4                Tested in Secret

 

October 3                Daring to Challenge

 

October 2                Quranic Prayers

 

October 2                Errant Theologies

 

October 1                Engage

 

October 1                Inconsistency Regarding the Literary Record

 

October 1                External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

October 1                External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

September 30        Enemies Amongst Us

 

September 30        Little Knowledge vs Blind Belief

 

September 30        Contrived Authority

 

September 29        Voluminous Secondary Sources

 

September 29        External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

September 28        Greatest Challenge to Truth

 

September 28        Late Fallible Sources

 

September 27        External Post - Shaik Nasar (Login Required)

 

September 27        Being Well Versed with the Quran and Religion

 

September 26        The Disparity Between the Quran and the Ahadith Corpus

 

September 25        Shoehorning Unwarranted Doctrines Into the Quranic Verses

 

September 25        External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

September 24        Reading the Book with Borrowed Eyes

 

September 24        Using One's Potential - Quote by Erma Bombeck

 

September 24        The Quran Must Be Allowed To Speak

 

September 22        The Confines of Divine Religious Boundaries

 

September 21        External Post - Selma El Mahi Ahlroth (Login Required)

 

September 21        External Post - Adam Sayid (Login Required)

 

September 21        Whether 'Consent' is a Legitimate Basis for Authority

 

September 21        Propagating Error

 

September 21        Fallibility of the Compilers

 

September 21        The Hidden Islam in America

 

September 17        External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

September 17        Our Limited Life

 

September 14        With a Piece of Chalk

 

September 14        The Ocean of the Quran

 

September 14        The Illiterate of the 21st Century

 

September 13        Pass Through

 

September 12        The Prayers of the Believers

 

September 12        Hearsay

 

September 12        Misplaced Obscurantism

 

September 11        Does Verse 65:4 Provide Consent To Consummate a Marriage with a Female Minor?

 

September 10        Marriageable Age

 

September 10        Charitable Intent

 

September 9          Desperate Times and Character

 

September 8          Resisting Changes - Rumi's Quote        

 

September 8          Life is a Trial        

 

August 31                Speaking the Truth

 

August 27                External Post - Shaik Nasar (Login Required)

 

August 26                Heinous Crimes Committed in the Name of God

 

August 25                Mark Twain's Quote

 

August 25                Asking Why

 

August 24                The Quran Exposes One's Shortcomings

 

August 23                God's Words

 

August 22                Real Victory

 

August 20                External Post - Touhida Ferdous (Login Required)

 

August 18                What is an Islamic Greeting?

 

August 15                How Many Embrace the Inevitable?

 

August 15                External Post - Wahida Ferdous (Login Required)

 

August 14                Following Traditions

 

August 13                External Post - Jason Wilson (Login Required)

 

August 11                Surah 102 and Worldly Distractions

 

August 9                   External Post - Andy Singaporean (Login Required)

 

August 9                   Why Have We Fasted?

 

August 9                   External Post - Feel Deep (Login Required)

 

August 8                   My Religion is for God

 

August 8                   End of Ramadan and Allegiances

 

August 6                   Different Paths, One Purpose

 

August 6                   Our Responsibilities

 

August 5                   Search for Truth an Ongoing Endeavour

 

August 4                   Defending Deep Held Convictions at the Expense of Truth

 

August 3                   Echoes of the Past

 

August 2                   The Power of Forgiveness

 

August 2                   The Real Sunna of the Prophets

 

August 1                   Fingers Point Back

 

July 30                       Quranic Myopia

 

July 27                       Tawakkal Ala Allah

 

July 26                       The Quran Itself is a Translation in Parts

 

July 25                       A Better Argument

 

July 25                       Softening of the Hearts

 

July 24                       The Two Guides - The Quran and the Bible               

 

July 23                       Common Ground                       

 

July 23                       A Wise Man

 

July 23                       The Earliest Generations

 

July 23                       Distortion

 

July 23                       Inner Balance

 

July 22                       External Post - Ismail Lasun (Login Required)

 

July 22                       Who Are 'Really' the Quranic Ulema?

 

July 21                       Different Players and a Different Time

 

July 21                       Double Standards

 

July 21                       Hope More Powerful Than Fear

 

July 21                       Acute Fear

 

July 20                       Do You Really Mean It?

 

July 20                       Nothing Has Been a Coincidence

 

July 19                       Surrendering the Intellect

 

July 19                       Asking Questions in Religion

 

July 18                       Pass It On!

 

July 18                       Sole Answerability

 

July 17                       Those Who Divide Their Religion and Become 'Shi'ah'

 

July 17                       Awaiting a 'Mahdi'

 

July 17                       Sentenced Without a Trial

 

July 16                       False Consensus

 

July 16                       Replacements

 

July 15                       Eliciting Finer Details

 

July 15                       God Almighty

 

July 15                       Relative Judgement

 

July 14                       Powerful Advice Every Parent Should Give Their Child

 

July 14                       External Post - Pouya Motavalli (Login Required)

 

July 13                       Wisdom In-between the Lines

 

July 13                       Infatuation with Titles

 

July 13                       Coincidence or Contrived?

 

July 12                       Holding Contradictory Beliefs

 

July 12                       A Fresh Dialogue

 

July 11                       Ramadan

 

July 11                       External Post - Syed Ijlal Hussain (Login Required)

 

July 10                       Seeking Knowledge from Someone Whose Intentions Are Compromised

 

July 10                       Skepticism to Re-establish Certainty

 

July 1                         External Post - Ali Al-Abdul Wadud (Login Required)             

 

June 17                     Unavailability

 

June 17                     Jannah

 

June 16                    "Thus We Contrived..." - God Cannot Be Constrained

 

June 16                    How Islamic Secondary Sources Can Lead to Hatred

 

June 14                    Knowledge of the Ancients

 

June 14                    Sexy Female Virgins For Men in Paradise - Really?

 

June 14                    Herd Mentality

 

June 13                    True Enquiry Demands Consistency

 

June 13                    The Jinn

 

June 13                    The Walking Dead

 

June 13                     Is Such an Incident 'Theoretically Possible' from a Quran's Perspective?

                                    Related Post: What Happened? - You Decide

 

June 13                     Can the Prophet Help You?

 

June 12                     Angels (Mala'ikah)

 

June 12                     A Common Paradox

 

June 11                     An Old Synagogue

 

June 10                     Breaking Theological Barriers - 'Allah is Not an Exclusive Name for God'

 

June 10                     External Post - Serajul Islam (Login Required)

 

June 10                     NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

 

June 9                        External Post - Patrick Manilreyone (Login Required)

 

June 9                        The Scale of the Known Universe

 

June 8                        Comparing the Responses of 'Some' Muslims Today with the Responses of the Quraish (Mushrikeen) of Old

 

June 7                        The Cave of Hira

 

June 7                        The Night Journey - Isra and Mi'raj

 

June 7                        My Brother the Islamist - Video

 

June 6                        When a Real and Final Catastrophe Should Befall Us

 

June 6                        Verdon Gorge, Southern France

 

June 6                        Rocks Through Which Waters Gush

 

June 6                        Rebooting the Mind

 

June 4                        Teacher-Student Relationship

 

June 3                        Following the Quran Alone - Dr. Shabbir Ally

 

June 3                        Follow Those That Ask of No Fee

 

June 3                        Inner Peace

 

June 3                        Footprints

 

June 3                        If Adults Can be Brainwashed, Then What Chance Do Some Children Have?

 

June 2                        Roads

 

June 2                        Diversity

 

June 2                        Does the Quran Sanction the Enterprise of Historical Reporting?

 

June 1                        Communities Like Unto Us

 

June 1                        Why Does God Punish You for Your Sins?

 

May 31                       One of the Oldest Church in England, UK (c.654 CE)

 

May 31                       We Must Get Our Own House in Order First

 

May 30                       'Fitnah' - A Deeper Meaning Behind Our Trials

 

May 29                       Obedience without a Covenant?

 

May 29                       Zayd Ibn Harithah

 

May 27                       The Oldest Standing Minaret in the World

 

May 27                       Temporal Life

 

May 26                       Unscathed or Tainted Reports? - Authentic or Salvaged History

 

May 26                       What Does 214 Years Feel Like?

 

May 25                       "The Prophet Said"...

 

May 24                       Effective Altruism

 

May 23                       Cumulonimbus Clouds

 

May 23                       The Standards of Believers

 

May 23                       Intellectual Suicide

 

May 22                       We Don't Have to Agree on Everything

 

May 21                       When You Find Yourself in a Position to Help Someone...

 

May 21                       Did Prophet Jesus Have a Wife?

 

May 21                       Never Underestimate the Importance of Prayer

 

May 21                       Babies

 

May 20                       Ramblings

 

May 19                       Real Life Heroes

 

May 19                       Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque, Beijing, China

 

May 18                       Withdraw and Return

 

May 17                       Wisdom is not Restricted to Scholarship

 

May 17                       Akhirat

 

May 15                       Complete Control in 7 Steps

 

May 15                       The Dead Sea

 

May 14                       Please Speak with Politeness and Wisdom

 

May 13                       Ronald Davis

 

May 13                       Explicit vs Implicit - What Has Greater 'Authority' as a Testimony 'In the Name of Religion'?

 

May 13                       The Quicksand of Islamic Secondary Sources

 

May 11                       What is 'Wasilah' from a Quran's Perspective?

 

May 10                       Pot Calling the Kettle Black

 

May 10                       External Post - Mubashir Inayat (Login Required)

 

May 10                       The Righteous Caliphs

 

May 9                          Obey God and the Messenger

 

May 8                          Break Free                     

 

May 7                          Abu Simbel, Egypt

 

May 7                          Suspicion

 

May 6                          O Ye Children of Adam

 

May 6                          The Current State of Affairs

 

May 6                          Taunted and Ridiculed But Truth Never Dies

 

May 6                          Prayers in General

 

May 5                          Man Made Laws in the Name of Religion

 

May 5                          Trifling the Quran

 

May 2                          What 'Is' Really Important

 

May 1                          There is no Death Unless God Wills

 

April 29                       When One Protects the Sources, Then One Must Defend its Contents

 

April 29                       Shackling the Mind - A Plea to Young Parents

 

April 28                       External Post - Andy Singaporean (Login Required)

 

April 28                       Do Not Despair of God's Mercy

 

April 28                       Hospitality to Strangers

 

April 27                       Good in All - Jews, Christians and Muslims

 

April 14                       Unavailability

 

April 14                       Brother Nouman Ali Khan - To Uphold the Quran or Not?

 

April 14                       Science and Revelation are Not Necessarily Mutually Exclusive

 

April 14                       Small Kindnesses

 

April 13                       An Admission by Richard Dawkins

 

April 13                       Why Is It Sinful If I Was Born This Way?

 

April 12                       Islamic Ijm'a

 

April 12                       Can Muslims Greet Non-Muslims with 'Peace'?

 

April 11                       The Unseen

 

April 10                       Illiterate Yet Profoundly Wise

 

April 10                       Think For Yourself

 

April 10                       How I Engage with the Sunnah and Wider Islamic Secondary Sources Such as the Ahadith Corpus

 

April 9                         The Quran at the Helm

 

April 8                         How Does One Reconcile Numbers with Prophecy?

 

April 8                         Orthodoxy Contempt

 

April 7                         Mesmerising Murmurations

 

April 6                         Thoughts by Joseph Islam 

 

April 5                         External Post - Arju Buwana Arifin (Login Required)

 

April 5                         Chill

 

April 5                         Sowing the Seeds of Hope

 

April 4                         The Role of Story Tellers in Contributing to Islam's Secondary Ahadith Corpus

 

April 2                         Paris Hilton in Makkah

 

April 1                         Bassam Zawadi

 

March 31                    Complicating Religion

 

March 31                    God's Beautiful Creation

 

March 30                    Jealousy

 

March 30                    True Learning Starts from the Home

 

March 29                    Seeking Unity and Not Division

 

March 28                    Anonymity

 

March 27                    Circular Reasoning

 

March 26                    What is Your View on Hadith?

 

March 26                    Be this Guy (Login Required)  

 

March 26                    The Cart Before the Horse

 

March 25                    The Role of Classical Mosques

 

March 24                    Comments on the Infallibility of the Prophetic Sunnah - Food for Thought

 

March 22                    Common Assertions

 

March 22                    Prophet 'Hazir Nazir' Ever Witnessing and Present, Possessing Unseen Knowledge and Alive in His Grave

 

March 22                    Harder to Create the First Time or Recreate a Second Time?

 

March 18                    A Bitter Truth

 

March 18                    We Are the Best Ummah - Are We Really?

 

March 17                    Why Am I a Muslim? - Muhammad Ali

 

March 16                    External Post - Adam Sayid

 

March 16                    Was the Prophet of God Akin to a Postman Who Simply Delivers a Message?

 

March 16                    External Post - Delwar Hossain

 

March 16                    Taqiyya

 

March 13                    External Post - Otutu Qudus Abolore

 

March 12                    Endless Discourses

 

March 11                    How Would You Even Know That the Quran was Preserved if it was Not for AHadith?   

 

March 11                    Please Tell Me Which is it? - Complete or Incomplete?

 

March 11                    New Section - Question & Answers

 

March 10                    Theodicy, God and Suffering

 

March 9                      A Separation (2011)

 

March 8                      Falsehoods

 

March 8                      An Evident Reality

 

March 7                      Atheists

 

March 7                      Arnoud van Doorn

 

March 5                      Forbes List Understates My Wealth, Saudi Prince Says

 

March 5                      Are We Really Prepared to Question Our Priorities?

 

March 4                      John the Baptist - Bethany Beyond the Jordan

 

March 4                      Pamukkale, Turkey

 

March 4                      From Europe's Summit

 

March 4                      Consequences 

 

March 4                      Mindless Sectarian Violence Over Partial Histories

 

March 3                      Sky Quakes

 

March 3                      Two Hearts?

 

March 2                      How Does the Quran Make Use of the Term Imam? (Login Required)

 

March 2                      Sinkholes

 

March 1                      Prescribing 7th Century Local Customs as Religious 'Sunnah' in Modern Times

 

February 27              Don't Preach it, Live it!

 

February 26              Breeding Hatred Where Love Should Suffice

 

February 26              A Text Version of Edward Lanes

 

February 26              A Muslim Name?

 

February 25              You Are So Beautiful To Me

 

February 21              Sir Ken Robinson - Do Schools Kill Creativity?

 

February 21              What do you 'really' want to do?

 

February 18              The Emphasis on Scientific Miracles in the Quran - Drawing Context to the Claim

 

February 18              Quran is the Best Hadith

 

February 14              Spiritual and Physical Health

 

January 21                 Unavailability

 

January 21                 How Different Souls Come to Certainty

 

January 20                 Asking the Wrong Questions

 

January 18                 Keeping Context By Acknowledging Common Ground

 

January 17                 Earth-Centric

 

January 17                 Fingerprints of Authenticity (Follow-up)

 

January 16                 Lack of Vocalisation of Early Quranic Manuscripts

 

January 15                 Fingerprints of Authenticity   

 

January 14                 Popular Opinion

 

January 9                   Understanding the Quran Through the Wrong Keyhole

 

January 9                   My Humble Advice

 

January 9                   A Clarification of Everything Necessary for Guidance                  

 

January 8                   From First Principles

 

January 8                   The One God - A Jewish Believing Brother Speaks

 

January 8                   Immutable

 

January 5                   Fear

 

January 5                   A Case of Pick and Choose

 

January 4                   Discussions on Quranic Preservation et al

 

January 3                   Arthur Schopenhauer Quote - Stages of Truth

 

January 2                   Is Insurance Haram?

 

January 1                   Is Gabriel (Jibril) an Angel?

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

December 31           External Post - Aydan Mahoney

 

December 31           Rape

 

December 27           External Post - Youssef Abdalla (Salaat)

 

December 27           External Post - Youssef Abdalla (Fasting)

 

December 26           External Post - Azlanul Ta'zeem

 

December 24           In-Laws

 

December 24           A Noble Messenger Jesus

 

December 23           Varying Degrees of Truth

 

December 20           An Oft Inevitable Regression to Falsehood

 

December 19           The Majority

 

December 13           Protecting the Character of the Prophet

 

December 13           The Beautiful Character of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

 

December 12           Eating with Your Left Hand

 

December 9             Sir Patrick Moore - Rest in Peace

 

December 9             Unexpected Email Received from Edip Yuksel Today (19.org)

 

December 7             Trapped by Dogma

 

December 4             A Personal Prayer

 

December 2             When Learned Arabs Set the Records Straight With Regards the Ahadith Corpus

 

December 2             'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks'

 

November 30          Do We Lose All Rationality and Abandon Our Intellectual Faculties in the Name of Religion?

 

November 25          No One Should Stand Between You and God

 

November 24          A Means to an End

 

November 23          Pondering at Raj Ghat

 

November 22          Mukhlasin

 

November 21          Cameras that Watch You

 

November 20          Differences in the Quran - Really?

 

November 15          External Post added to Timeline - Karin Conter Kilic

 

November 13          External Post added to Timeline - Jason Wilson

 

November 13          Approaching God with Our Hearts

 

November 13          The Trumpet is Blown or is it?

 

November 12          Facebook Posts - Direct Links

 

November 10          Knowing the Sources - Hadith Qudsi

 

November 8            Knowledge Without Application is Futile

 

November 7            Knowing the Sources

 

November 5            The Quran's wisdom and Friday Sermons

 

November 4            Guiding Light

 

November 4            Love and Empathy

 

November 1            Infatuation with the Histories of Men

 

November 1            In Memory of Dr. Richard Teo (1972 - 2012)

 

October 30               The Power of Love and its Ultimate Source

 

October 30               Shams Tabrizi

 

October 30               The Compilation of the Quran from a Quran's Perspective

 

October 29               Source of Guidance Made Clear for Mankind

 

October 28               Linking the Need to Sacrifice at Eid al-Adha with Prophet Abraham's Test

 

October 27               The Pitfalls of Ascribing Piety - The despicability of Jimmy Savile

 

October 26               The Concept of Hijrat

 

October 26               Serenity Prayer

 

October 26               External Post - Amr Abouelleil           

 

October 25               External Post - Otutu Qudus Abolore

 

October 25               Wisdom Transcends the remit of Language

 

October 24               Hajj

 

October 23               Sold to the memories of the past

 

October 19               You know who you are ;-)

 

October 18               External Post - Nadeem Akhtar

 

October 18               Amin Ahsan Islahi's Motto

 

October 15               Skydiver

 

October 14               Back to Basic Principles

 

October 14               External Post - Jason Wilson

 

October 13               External Post - Jason Wilson

 

October 13               Halim - Forbearing, Clement

 

October 9                 External Post - Jason Wilson

 

October 9                 External Post - Yasin Riley

 

October 8                 'Take what the Prophet Gives You' - Support for the Sunna

 

October 8                 Alterations

 

October 6                 Learning Salat Using Hadith is Impossible Admits a Traditionalist Clergyman

 

October 5                 What Really Matters

 

October 4                 Abrogation - A False Doctrine

 

October 2                 Copyrights

 

September 30        The Innocence of Children

 

September 30        Our Shared Thoughts

 

September 28        External Post - Kartin Conter Kilic

 

September 27        External Post - Jason Wilson

 

September 22        External Post - Dawud Abdur-Rahman

 

September 21        What is the True Innocence of Muslims

 

September 19        External Post - Pedro Melo

 

September 19        External Post - Jason Wilson

 

September 17        External Post - Jeanette Davies

 

September 13        Unavailability

 

September 10        One Rule for You and Another for Me

 

September 9          My Facebook Usage

 

September 9          External Post - Karin Conter Kilic

 

September 9          External Post - Delwar Hossain

 

September 9          To 'Blindly' Follow any Human Personality is Wholly Unquranic

 

September 9          Slavery

 

September 7          Did Prophet Solomon Really Slaughter His Horses?

 

September 7          Did Harut and Marut Teach Dark Magic?

 

September 6          Does the Quran Prohibit Gold and Silk for Men?

 

September 5          Pharaoh - Lord of the Stakes or Pyramids?

 

September 4          Reflections

 

September 3          Change Comes from Within

 

September 3          What is a Muslim Name? - A Misnomer

 

September 2          External Post - Azrudi Mustapha

 

September 2          Who Said Animals Don't Have Souls?

 

September 1          Beautiful Psalms

 

September 1          We Must Separate What is Cultural From What is Essential - Jeffrey Lang

 

September 1          Divisions

 

August 31                External Post - Mohammad Shukoor

 

August 31                Eat and Drink but Don't Be Extravagant

 

August 31                Questioning the Basis of the Arabic Language - A New Fangled Approach of 'Some' Quranists

 

August 30                What Torah and Injeel Does the Quran Refer to?

 

August 30                The Prayer of Saint Francis

 

August 29                The Good News of the Birth of a Daughter

 

August 29                Clergy Control

 

August 25                External Post - Abdul Rahman Al Afasy

 

August 24                How Can We Be Forgiven, If We Are Prepared Not To Forgive Others

 

August 24                Misuse of the Quranic Narratives by 'Some' Quranists to Legitimise 'Modern' Consumption of Alcohol

 

August 24                Nikaah al-Mut'ah - Temporary Marriage

 

August 22                Taking Jews and Christians as Friends

 

August 22                Ban on Face Covering in France - A Debate

 

August 22                A Religion of Peace

 

August 21                External Post - Aydan Mahoney

 

August 21                Arabish

 

August 21                Random Listening - Yanni (One Man's Dream)

 

August 21                Shi'a Doctrine and Questioning its Theological Precepts from the Quran

 

August 18                Burden of Proof

 

August 15                The Unfounded Agenda of Some Quranists

 

August 15                External Post - Usamah Qirbee

 

August 14                Unwarranted Prejudice Against Past Scholars, Compilers and Historians

 

August 14                Belittling Others

 

August 13                The Sleepers of the Cave - The Quran, Historical Sources and Observation

 

August 13                Committed Believers

 

August 13                Was Ritual Prayer a Practice Invented Later?

 

August 13                Endless Online Debates

 

August 12                External Post - Imran Khan

 

August 12                External Post - Mutasim Rashid Hannon Talib

 

August 12                Ignorance Bordering Hypocrisy

 

August 12                The Ahadith Corpus as a Source for Religious Authority

 

August 11                External Post - Wahida Ferdous

 

August 11                External Post - Imran Khan

 

August 11                External Post - Azrudi Mustapha

 

August 11                Lailut-ul-Qadr - An Understanding from a Quranic Perspective

 

August 11                The Ahadith Corpus Challenged on Basic Principles

 

August 10                External Post - Touhida Ferdous

 

August 9                  External Post - Abdul Rahman Al-Afasy

 

August 8                  A Stroll Through History

 

August 7                  Zam Zam Water - Passing on Unwarranted Beliefs

 

August 6                  External Post - Karin Conter Kilic

 

August 6                  Reassessing Your Traditions in Light of the Quran - A Case in Point (To God We Belong)

 

August 5                  External Post - Syed Ijlal Hussain

 

August 5                  Problems with Locating God in Time, Space and as Part of His Creation

 

August 4                  External Post - Abdul Rahman Al-Afasy

 

August 2                  Misguided Islam at Times Pursued in the Name of Following the Quran

 

August 2                  During the Games

 

July 31                      Ascending Stairways

 

July 31                      Sufficiency of the Quran is Not an Innovation

 

July 31                      External Post - Khairul Azhar Abdul Rashid

 

July 29                      Insatiable Desire to Criticise the Quran

 

July 28                      Unwarranted Concepts

 

July 28                      Purpose of Fasting     

 

July 26                      Poisoned Chalice

 

July 25                      Ma Navu (Hebrew)

 

July 25                      Beautiful Recitation of the Holy Quran

 

July 25                      Love, Unity, Acceptance & Tolerance

 

July 23                      The Quran Stripped Bare

 

July 22                      Max Ehrmann's Desiderata

 

July 21                      External Post - Mubashir Inayat

 

July 21                      External Post - Elvira Maria Matthews

 

July 21                      A Generous, Loving and Forgiving Lord

 

July 20                      Suffering and Adversity

 

July 19                      A Woman's Face Coverage

 

July 19                      Love of Scholars

 

July 19                      False Consensus

 

July 15                      Followers of God's Word are One Big Community in Faith (Umma)

 

July 14                      Case in Point: Salah

 

July 13                      Finding the Middle Way

 

July 12                      Why Covet?

 

July 11                      A Prayer at Dusk

 

July 10                      Culture and Traditions Should Be Understood and Not Simply Dismissed

 

July 10                      Richard Branson When Asked About God

 

July 9                        The Tradition of Prayer - An Old Practice

 

July 8                        Conflicting Positions

 

July 7                        A Vendetta Against a Beautiful Creature of God

 

July 6                        Seeking Knowledge without a Basis to Discern

 

July 5                        Ascribing Piety

 

July 4                        Questioning the Absence of Recorded Contemporaneous Testimony

 

July 4                        Misrepresenting Past Personalities

 

July 3                        Shia-Sunni Collide

 

July 3                        Speak A Gentle Word

 

July 3                        Arrogance and Deceit - A Widespread Malady

 

June 30                    Delusion of Blindly Basing Veracity on Inherited Beliefs

 

June 29                    External Post - Kashif Mahmood  [QM FB Page]

 

June 29                    What an Irony! - Double Standards

 

June 26                    God's word is left Abandoned

 

June 24                    Truth Peppered with Falsehood - Poisoned Chalice

 

June 22                    Does the Qur'an Emphasize Reason in Our Spiritual Quest? - Jeffrey Lang

 

June 18                    External Post - Delwar Hossain  [QM FB Page]

 

June 16                    Personal - Celtic Panpipes - Ride On

 

June 16                    Another Perspective - God's Power

 

June 15                    Internal Schisms

 

June 15                    Religion of Abraham

 

June 15                    Endless Disputations

 

June 11                    External Post - G. Waleed Kavalec

 

June 6                      External Post - Rizwan Ahmad

 

June 4                      Beautiful Psalms

 

June 2                      The Biggest Stars in the Universe

 

June 1                      Be Thankful for the Blessings We Have

 

June 1                      Who to Follow  [QM FB Page]

 

May 31                    Wealth and Children

 

May 31                    Dr. Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

 

May 30                    Develop Your Character - Javed Ghamidi (English Subtitles)  [QM FB Page]

 

May 28                    Underwater Lake

 

May 28                    Underwater Astonishments (David Gallo)

 

May 26                    Islamic Secondary Sources - An unwarranted Conduit

 

May 25                    The Life of the World is Just an Illusion - A Test

 

May 22                    Dogs - Beautiful Companions

 

May 19                    The Curse of man-made Shariah

 

May 19                    Core Teaching in a Nutshell

 

May 17                    Blind Following of One's Forefathers

 

May 16                    Recent Article Publication Log

 

May 15                    Personal - RainyMood

 

May 15                    Man Made Shariah

 

May 14                    Corrupt Doctrines

 

May 12                    QM Video  [QM FB Page]

 

May 11                    Blind Obedience to Authority

 

May 11                    Charity

 

May 11                    External Post - Aliyev Huseyn  [QM FB Page]

 

May 9                      Alternative Scripture - A Dark Invention  [QM FB Page]

 

May 9                      Group Conformity - A Powerful Force [QM FB Page]

 

May 9                      The Known Universe [QM FB Page]

 

May 9                      Mada'in Saleh (Petra's sister site) [QM FB Page]

 

May 8                      External Post - Tanya Zafar [QM FB Page]

 

May 8                      External Post - Nilofer Khan Husain [QM FB Page]

 

May 8                      Charity

 

May 8                      Quransmessage.com

 

May 7                      I surrender to the Lord of the Universe [Profile]

 


 

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