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Is There “A Problem with Islam”?

If I am asked “Is there a problem with Islam?”  My answer is an emphatic no. If I am asked “Is there a problem with modern Islamic thought?”  My answer is an emphatic yes. I do not want to be pedantic, … Continue reading

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Theodicy: The Nature of Evil and the Unity of God

Ibn Tumart was on to something when he asserted the equivalence of rational and legal deductions; in arriving at this deep insight, he argued that the former calls for the distinction between the necessary, possible, and impossible, where the latter … Continue reading

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Illumination: Reconciling Reason and Faith

There is no incommensurability between religion and reason. It is true that the illumination of God is necessary for the fruition of reason.  It is true that reason is subjugated to the will of God.  It is true that God … Continue reading

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The Neo-PC Far Left, Emotional Relativism, and Postmodern Hermeneutics

So, I posted previously on the dangers of postmodern hermeneutics here.  I argued that the actions of crazed, violent morons who declare themselves to be “The Islamic State” rationally prohibit their recognition as Muslim.  The belief that they are Muslim, … Continue reading

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“Islamism”

I’ll admit up front that I did not read the article as thoroughly as I might, for my concern is more general than specific to the article which has reminded me of it; The term, “Islamism,” as used here. I … Continue reading

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Letter to Baghdadi

I thought I had posted this a long time ago, but it doesn’t appear so, so here it is: http://www.lettertobaghdadi.com/ In the humble opinion of a lay scholar, that is one excellent letter.  The positions taken by the scholars who … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and The Infidel State

Update:  Being that my position as put forth below is but that of a lay scholar, I’d like to direct readers to the excellently written and technically superior Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi, composed by a group of Muslim scholars.  It … Continue reading

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