- Syed Qaaf
- Noah in Islam
- Dhul Qarnayn
- Muhammad bin Qasim Alawi
- Wisdom Tooth in Urdu
- Knietsche in Urdu
- Strange Quarks
- Tools of conviviality
Dialogues with secularists/modernists
The word remembrance in Quran 18:83 indicates that the story has a psychological and spiritual significance rather than positivist one.
The story was intended by rabbis as an evidence of Prophetic authenticity rather than factual consistency. If the Prophet(s) had the same divine source as Abraham(p), he should be aware of Jewish stories which he did. Jewish stories are not considered to be accurate among orthodox scholars rather apocryphal.
The story of Gog and Magog is very significant for modern world. Narrations say they will throw their weapons in space and will claim defeat of inhabitants of heaven which is like western claim of science burying God. So, it predicts rise of a Godless modernity beyond Middle East.
Tafsir Al-Bahrani has a very useful lesson about the parallel roles of Prophetic guidance and scientific knowledge. When a heretic asks a Prophetic descendant about where the sun sets, he says: What some of the experts say is this:
قال (عليه السلام): " إن بعض العلماء قال
This shows Prophetic guidance never claims scientific omniscience.
A useful modern analogy would be criticizing a Nobel peace winner for not having a science degree.
Asharis and Deists
Dawkins is a Mutazili without God. The western counterpart of Asharis would be Deists who try to reconcile God and reason.
Quran 2:29 and ozone layer
The age of earth is 4.5 billion years and age of ozone is 600 million years. The word seven is used in Arabic for multiplicity like multiple recitations.
Islam, patriarchal tyranny and feminist claustrophobia
Amber Hume Mcpherson This is the uniform of medieval patriarchal tyranny. It victim-blames women for their beauty. Where this is enforced it symbolises violent misogyny. I’m not advocating banning this monstrosity but I refuse to defend it. It deserves to be ridiculed. Not the women inside it.
I am the son of a voluntarily veiled zoologist mother. Can the overreaction to wanting to dress like Mary a western woman be the result of feminist claustrophobia instead of patriarchal tyranny.
Scientific sectarianism and cold fusion
Scientific sectarianism: The discipline-led triumphalism — with chemists claiming to have achieved in a cheap test tube what physicists failed to do with high-tech equipment — was trite and divisive.
A Gandhari Sufi Muslim and David Frawley
My message to David Frawley:
To a liberal Christian cynic about biological legacy of Islam
Let the children of Fatimah peace be upon her not forget that Imam Ali peace be upon him did not want to do injustice even to ants, otherwise Imamis will decline like Ismailis and Zaydis
A tribute to 21st century lionesses of God
Modernist women have a lot of feminist literature to read, but it takes a lot of self respect to verbalize traditional aspirations to the modern world. God bless Maryam Saleh and all lionesses of One God across the globe.
Militant secularism and future of traditional languages
Secular militancy affects Muslims in short term, but if people are happy without God, liberal empire will eliminate traditional culture forever. In a world where people worry about extinction of animals, no one seems to care about traditional human languages becoming extinct. We do not deserve that.