Tag Archives: Koran

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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“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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The Fetishization of the Koran

Before I read the Koran, I was a Muslim.  All my life, I have wanted communion with God, and I have felt that worship is nothing less than full devotion to the way of righteousness.  It is in aiding the … Continue reading

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Islam

This post is being created because my response to a blog post over at philosoraptor exceeds the character limit, so I just linked to it. I apologize for this post being beneath the standard to which it should adhere.  I … Continue reading

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The Incompatibility of Nation-State-Legislated Sharia with Islam (and Religion in General)

If seeking classification for my standpoint on religious matters, it is perhaps most accurate to call myself an American Transcendentalist.  One of the most important points regarding that classification, to me, is the establishment of a universal ethical standard accessible … Continue reading

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