Tag: MORALITY

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The Spectacle of Suffering

The Spectacle of Suffering & Learning to Empathise The image of Aylan Kurdi, of a forlorn three year old boy alone on a beach, flat down on his face as sea water lapped over and around him, appeared to wake the conscience of millions. We were confronted with ourselves, our

ITV’s “Ex-Muslim” Documentary – a missed opportunity

I have always keenly examined the psychology of the ‘Ex-Muslim’ phenomenon so I was intrigued to hear of ITV’s documentary on ‘Ex-Muslims’ on Thursday night. However, within minutes I soon disappointingly realised that it was a missed opportunity for a meaningful, nuanced treatment of the topic, and instead a very

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Who is Muḥammad ﷺ?

In the very recent past the Almighty blessed me with a beautiful baby girl. In the last few weeks of my wife’s pregnancy one of her non-Muslim friends enquired, “If the baby is a boy what name will you give?” My wife replied proudly and instantaneously, “Muḥammad”. Needless to say, as

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Doubt in Islamic Law – a history of avoiding punishment

Book Review - Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law "Avoid imposing criminal sanctions in cases of doubt" - idra’u ‘l-hudud bi’l-shubahat - is the juristic maxim at the centre of Professor Intisar Rabb’s phenomenally well-researched work, Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation,

Education Featured Latest Islamic Propagation Spirituality Theology 13 Min Read

Apostasy: a ticking time bomb?

In the modern era the domination of the modern educational model has led to an increase in critical questioning and critical analysis. Everything can be and is questioned. With this frame of mind every notion, every idea and every concept can be rejected if unsupported by empirical evidence. Indeed such