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Of Science & Religion

I’m no scientist, and I do think I will never have the intellectual capacity to ever be one. But I have always been intrigued with science – from biology all the way to what lies in and beyond the cosmos. However, as a person of faith, I’ve always felt like there was a glass ceiling …

The Truth About Radicalisatiom

Very rarely are Islamist movements religion-driven. They are mostly political movements hiding behind the guise of religion. As something that people hold close to themselves, it is very easy for elite powers to use religion as a tool to make masses succumb to them. This might go unnoticed, as it is being propagated through diffused …

So who is the real enemy here?

I saw a tweet yesterday that said we had to stop Syiah from spreading because all Shiites are inherently violent people. So I wrote this tweet (which I then deleted): “Jangan bagi Syiah berkembang sebab Syiah kejam? Kalau macam tu, Sunni pun jangan berkembang lah sebab puak ISIS tu semua Sunni.” (Don’t let Syiah spread …

The Prophet and Women

In a time where women were seen as objects of inheritance, Islam gave women the rights to inheritance. In a time where women were seen as personal properties, Islam gave women the right to possess personal property. In a time where women were seen as objects to be collected, Islam gave women the right to …

The gradualist approach of the Qur’an

I think one of the most beautiful things about the Qur’an is the amount of time it took to reveal itself entirely to the world. It wasn’t a book of rules that was handed down completed, but rather, went through a gradual process of revelation in order to seep into the community without complications.

Contextualising the Qur’an

Many people have questioned me when I told them that it is important to understand the Qur’an in the context of which it was revealed. They misinterpret it as me saying that the Qur’an is now irrelevant and is applicable only during the time of its revelation. They argue with me, saying that the Qur’an …