I read this post on the ideal muslimah facebook page about Caitlyn by Abdelrahman Murphy, answering the question of ‘How do Muslims respond to Bruce Jenner’ (The refusal to call her Caitlyn is notable). If it was me, I would have just said that you don’t actually have to respond, and like most of the things … Continue reading How To Respond to Caitlyn; Reviewing Abdelrahman’s answer
Equality is emphasised in the Qur’an repeatedly through referencing the origin and nature of human creation. The Qur’an describes humans as biologically different, but ontologically and ethically-morally the same as both women and men originate from a single Self. They thus have been given the same natures. The Qur’an instructs believers to Reverence Your [Rabb], Who created you From a … Continue reading Ontological Gender Equality in the Qur’an
Throughout the book it was just upsetting to read how she could often assume the worst of the people she was writing about. There is little effort in trying to understand why the people are the way they are Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Kabul
It’s really time for people – Muslims and Non-Muslims – to understand this before they head into any discussion about Shari’a. When Shari’a is mentioned, most people will say that it means Islamic Law. You’ll find a considerable amount of people who would say that Shari’a law was something fashioned over a thousand years ago; a regressive code … Continue reading Shari’a Law — It’s Not What You Think It Is
We need to re-think Halal eating. We need to re-think what we deem to be halal and what is not. If you’re living in a globalized, capitalist society, you won’t really know what has happened to the product before it hits the shelves. You are divorced from the process as a consumer and this is true … Continue reading Re-thinking Halal: It’s More Than Just the Slaughter.
“Religion is nothing but a signpost to God. If you believe there is something beyond the material, and if you want to commune with that “thing” then it helps to have a set of symbols and metaphors to help you talk about it – both to yourself and to other people. That is ALL religion … Continue reading