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Taking Exception to Shadi Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism

Is there a Mono-Modernity or are there Multiple Modernities? Establishing this first will then lead us to ask further questions…

Faheem A. Hussain

Published at MENA etc. on 09/12/2016.

It takes a brave person to comment on the Middle East, one never knows when a crisis will erupt that threaten to render one’s judgment obsolete. Since first reading Shadi Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism [1], Turkey’s AK Party have suffered an attempted failed coup orchestrated by parts of Turkey’s military, and Tunisian Islamists rebranded as Muslim Democrats, events dramatic enough to render chapters from the book out of date. However because Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and author of the Temptations of Power, is one of the most thoughtful commentators on the Middle East one can be confident that his new book Islamic Exceptionalism[2] will remain relevant longer than most.

The book principally examines four manifestations of Islamism in the Middle East: the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood after the coup, An-Nahda party in Tunisia, the AK Party…

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Get Rich for Allah: Reflection (Modern Muslim 5 of 8)

‘Get Rich for Allah’ was a video made by William Barylo and was posted in a previous post, HERE. This post is a reponse to it after considering the way it presented its points.

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The Goal of the Shari‘ah is Justice, Not Equality — Blogging Theology

Equality = the status of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities; the same: people should be treated equally. This is unfair and immoral.

Equity = the quality of being fair; just: people should be treated justly. This is fair and moral.

IN SPEAKING OF JUSTICE, many well-intended Muslims are unconsciously secularised. For their discourse about justice (Ar. ‘adl, qist) is so often scarred by failing to grasp its Quranic essence: ‘To put a thing in its rightful place.’1 Which is to say, justice is to give things their proper due – at the due time, the due place, and in due measure. This requires possessing knowledge […]

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June 15, 2019 · 4:40 pm

Reading as a Philosopher

“But I had a problem. I did not know how to read philosophy. I did not know how to connect reasons to conclusions, track changes in voice, decipher nuance, evaluate arguments, or use the text to critique my own views. I knew how to read so as to extract information that I might be asked to regurgitate at some later point, but I didn’t know how to read as philosophers read… What follows is a top 10 list of the things I wish I had known when I started reading philosophy.”

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Robert Spencer Knows A Lot About Mislam… Not Islam

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What is the difference between Information and Misinformation?

INFORMATION: Facts provided or learned about something or someone.

  • Example: ‘a vital piece of information’

  • Synonyms: details, particulars, facts, figures, statistics, data

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MISINFORMATION: False or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.

  • Example: ‘nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation’

  • Synonyms: disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception

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Reflecting:RealEyesing:True-Seeing

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When we reflect

Often we simply cannot face ourselves.

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Evidence That Islam Teaches That There Was Textual Corruption of The Christian and Jewish Scriptures — Blogging Theology

“One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today…

“…There seems to be a misconception amongst Christians. They think that Islam teaches that there once was an original Bible and then the Bible got corrupted. This is not what Islam teaches…

Conclusion: “…After appealing to the Qur’an, authentic traditions of the Prophet, his companions, early Muslims and greatest Muslim scholars we come to the conclusion that Islam does endorse directly and indirectly the textual corruption of the Torah and Gospel. There is no other source of religious Islamic authority one can go to. The issue is clear and Christian missionaries who are sincere and are truth seekers should stop using these out dated kind of arguments.”

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by Bassam Zawadi One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today (I’m not sure if they are referring to the Protestant or Catholic version or both. I guess it depends on with […]

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June 2, 2019 · 6:35 am