Proper Zakah Collection
Re-quoting this from @DinarStandard’s Twitter feed: “Proper Zakat collection would take 20 of 39 Muslim majority countries out of poverty.” Quoting Zamir Iqbal from the Islamic Finance conference at Harvard. Stunning…
Where’s the Outrage Over the Killing of Trayvon... →
Where’s Susan Sarandon, George Clooney or Angelina Jolie? I guess you have to be black in Africa when you’re slaughtered to get their attention… I honestly think there’s more concern about iPad reserves…
Abu Bakr - The Khalifah of God's Messenger
A really informative lecture by ‘Abd al-Hakim Murad.
Imam Nafi' al-Madani/الإمام نافع المدني
“Black History Month” has passed so it’s on to Black History Year. I found this tidbit of info interesting as I had not come across it before. This is from Shaykh ‘Ashur Khadrawi al-Husni’s “Ahkam al-Tajwid b’riwayah Warsh ‘an Nafi’ min tariq al-Azraq/ أحكام التجويد برواية ورش عن نافع من طريق الأزرق للشيخ عاشور خضراوي الحسني” Imam...
From 'The Theology of Meaning'
There has been a tendency on the part of some modern critics studying the scholarship of ‘Abd al-Qāhir al-Jurjāni to treat the body of his work quite apart not only from the intellectual context in which he thrived, but also as unique in the chain of literary scholars whose work he inherited (an example of this is Kamal Abu Deeb’s Al-Jurjani’s Theory of Poetic Imagery which...
لعنة الله على أسد
What a time we live in...
أي وقت هذا الذي نحن فيه — قد دجا بالقياس والتشبيه كلما سارت العقولُ لكى تقـ — ـطعَ تيها توغّلت في تيه What an era this is that we are in That has become darkened by analogy and comparison Whenever minds set out to traverse one desert wasteland They become lost in another ‘Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani