Being a published author is not easy. After all the writing and editing and cover designing is done, you then have to showcase your book so people can discover and benefit from it. Authors have to be entrepreneurs, and this can take many authors (including myself) out of their comfort zones. For this reason, I […]
I realize it might sound strange, but I worry a great deal about the ultimate fate of those that I love, and even those I do not know. Not for some selfish reason of wanting to spend my afterlife with them, but so that when they reach the end of their lives, they are not […]
I wanted to share with you some great ideas written by one of my favorite authors, Mustafa Akyol: ‘Religion can work in two fundamentally different ways: It can be a source of self-education, or it can be a source of self-glorification. Self-education can make people more moral, while self-glorification can make them considerably less moral.’ […]
I wanted to share with you another excerpt from my fourth book, Islamic Law, Theology, and Practice. Many times we get a die-hard atheist in our class. These people have an ax to grind with all religions in general and Islam in particular. This particular exchange was really heated and intense, so I thought you might like […]
I wanted to share with you an excerpt from my fourth book, Islamic Law, Theology, and Practice. Every now and then, I get the question of how an All-Good, All-Knowing, All-Powerful God could allow the pain and suffering we observe in life. . . “I teach religious studies, so I am familiar with Islam and especially its […]
As promised, here is the third in a series of book recommendations about various Islamic and ecumenical topics. Today, I will share with you my favorite Muslim Current Events books.