Faith and Belief (3)

In the previous post, I briefly discussed the contemporary meaning of the word belief. As Wilfred Cantwell Smith notes, the modern sense of believing essentially involves “the holding of certain ideas” in one’s mind. Furthermore, Smith shows that… Read More

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iSurrender

The word islam, we are told, denotes submission, surrender, acceptance, and giving up resistance.  This naturally raises the question:  who or what is the object of our submission and surrender?  The usual answer is that we are required to submit… Read More

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