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ISLAM AS IDENTITY, NOT FAITH

Of late, it seems that debates started to rage again on Islamism – both on the fundamental Islam (i.e. the call to return to Islamic Fundamentals of the past), and on the militant Islam (i.e. for example, the case of ISIS and Terrorism). All of the discussions as well as accusations from all sides of…

Truth, False, and Ignorance

This is a continuation of the previous subject on “Degrees of Truth & Ignorance”. The opposite of Truth is always thought to be False. This is not exactly correct. As described before, the exact opposite of Absolute Truth is Absolute Ignorance. In between are various degrees of Truth. Similarly, the exact opposite of Absolute False…

Degrees of Truth & Ignorance

Truth is between 100% Truth, or 100% certainty; which is the absolute Truth, and anywhere below 100% to 0%, which would be some “degrees of Truth”; where at 0% is absolute Ignorance. Anywhere in between, x% Truth and (1-x)% Ignorance. So what we have is the two extremes, absolute Truth (100% Truth and 0% Ignorance),…

ON HUMAN FREE WILL

The discourse between whether the world (or human life) is deterministic and hence, there are no such things as human’s free will; against the opposite argument that there are no such things as deterministic world, but rather everything is in-deterministic , and hence human are to make their choices, which are truly of their own…

AVOIDANCE OF ERRORS

This title is a slight change of the title of a short treatise by Imam Al Ghazali (Deliverance from Errors, “Al Munqidh min Al Dhalaal“). It was written after his exclusion (‘uzlah) for almost 12 years. It is really worth reading, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The subject that he deal with…

THE RISE OF THE USTAZS

I have been observing the growing trend of the rise of Islamic preachers (I called them the Ustazs) over the last 20 years. The trend is both good and bad. I always hope for the good, but I do fear that it might be for the worse. Why? My first criticism on the Ustazs is…