One cannot say that the…

One cannot say that the UNCHR and its rules were made in order to buttress and consolidate oppression of colonialists against inferior peoples, then turn around and invoke basically these same rules in an attempt to validate ourselves, the “inferior” peoples. This is an enormous oxymoron.

(As mentioned) The African Moors…

(As mentioned) The African Moors (i.e. Muslims) introduced soap and bathing into Europe – if Muslims were so hostile to others, why help European Christians with something that would better their lives and stop plagues and epidemics in Europe? Sure, there would be a benefit to the “Moors” themselves, but first and foremost the benefit would be for the European Christians.

Community is a concept that…

Community is a concept that is in a way antithetical to individual freedom in the radical way it is portrayed in the modern world. In the context of Muslims, this is why the Islamic Ummah as a fundamental unit is discarded in discussions, and is replaced with what individual rights or freedoms Islam may provide (which could be an acceptable way to present some issues of Islam, but many more can only be understood within the context of Muslims living as a community).

(As mentioned) Consider that feelings…

(As mentioned) Consider that feelings of Arab superiority can also manifest themselves when Arabs sell liquor to people of color in their new immigrant homes (in a sense they are saying: ‘You aren’t important to me, I do whatever I want in here to make the best amount of profit possible’). Take into account that even some of the recent highly publicized race riots in the West had their starting point from exactly this, Arab stores selling harmful substances to people of color – then came the police brutality and its aftermath. But the starting point was an Arab store selling liquor or cigarettes to a person of color, to the communities of color.

The strategy of the 12er…

The strategy of the 12er Shias has a relationship with that of the racist, who does not want anything in his Universe that is not of his own skin color – he will not be able to live long like that, since he will ultimately be confronted with the fact that he depends on others for his own upkeep. Same with the 12er, his entire “Islam” is predicated on trusting others – these others are us the Sunnis, at whatever level that might be, whether he acknowledges it or not, whether he likes it or not.

Imam Junayd (RA) mentioned that…

Imam Junayd (RA) mentioned that for true Tasawwuf, there is a need for 2 witnesses, as if it were a court case; these witnesses being the Quran and the Sunnah, otherwise it is invalid.

The scholars mention that it…

The scholars mention that it is more important to preserve what Muslims there are rather than try to grab what is not there (that is, the Da’wah to non-Muslims is important, but keeping Muslims within Islam is a still higher and more urgent objective).

The pearl is said to…

The pearl is said to come from the irritation in the skin of the oyster as dust rubs against it. As an analogy, there will be difficulties for the soul in its journey towards Allah, but beauties may come out of this struggle.

The issue does arise, why…

The issue does arise, why can we not accept a fundamental epistemological truth with God as the Revealer who knows our limitations and reveals things based on this reality of our limitations. That is, we may be able to (hypothetically) find out many things about reality, but is that the last or final aim of human existence, that we humans would spend thousands or tens of thousands of years arguing about what ethics and morality constitute and how they can be codified? To cap it all off, it is not even known if there will be agreement at the end of this long period of time.

A lot of what is…

A lot of what is taught in “Post-Revelation Constructs” many a times, is Islamic academicians in secular universities trying to problematize what was never an issue in theology, in order to advance their own careers, as simple as that (that is, making stuff up to show how “smart” they are to their circle of colleagues and a limited number of readers).