Tag: Qur’an

  • The Secrets of the Self (5)

    I can no longer recall exactly how or why I started commenting upon Iqbal’s philosophical summary of Asrar-e Khudi. Regardless of the original motivation, the whole exercise has benefited me tremendously. For instance, I have become much more aware of the significance of believing in an afterlife. Among the three Western monotheisms, Islam certainly has the most to […]

  • A Muslim View of Trinity (3)

    Yet another aspect of Christian doctrine that Muslims find scandalous concerns the belief in Jesus Christ as the “Son of God.”  The Qur’an seems to be particularly appalled at the very possibility of such a blasphemous notion.  The Qur’an acknowledges Jesus as a messenger of God, and as Christ, while emphatically denying the claim that […]

  • Do Angels Read Newspapers?

    And [recall] when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to place a viceroy in the earth.” They said, “Will you place in it someone who will wreak corruption in it and shed blood? While we glorify you with praise and declare you holy?” He said: “I know what you do not know.” […]

  • Excuse me, are you Homo duplex?

    To recognize our inner being as double is simultaneously a great and a humble achievement. It is great because all subsequent insights are already contained in this discovery; it is humble because it is only the first and the very basic step in the journey.