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Irshaad Hussain

Playing at religion: Wearing ideological blinders

By Irshad Hussain.
“… what religion is meant to do – to bind men to God and thus unfold for them a perspicacious and penetrating insight, An insight that is necessary if society is to apply revelation to one’s era in the most beneficial way possible – an insight that promotes the growth of knowledge across all fields, that leads to spiritual depth, and human connectedness …”

Playing at Religion

“While ostensibly upholding and defending religion, a strongly ideological approach tends to undermine the deepest most profound aspects of religion. It binds men to specific ways of filtering and judging reality instead of doing what religion is meant to do – to bind men to God and thus unfold for them a perspicacious and penetrating insight..”

Man and Ecology: An Islamic Perspective

by Irshad Hussain (reproduced, with his kind permission, from his blog; www.islamfrominside.com ) Man and Ecology: An Islamic Perspective Added October 20, …

Words on a page

“The Qur’an is not words on a page – the Qur’an is not the Qur’an until its verses take shape in the mind, connect and confirm one another, and its unfolding contents settle into the heart…”

Six Days of Creation

(Sura 11: verse 7) – Six days of creation Added February 17, 2008 “And He it is Who created the heavens and …

“And fast till the onset of night…”

“By holding back the nafs from its activity and its sustenance, moments of stillness, of silence, are obtained – moments in which self-perception sharpens and deepens and spirit awakens and the (spiritual) form with which God created man begins to unfold itself.”

The Fulfilment of Joseph’s Dream

So when spiritual realities are perceived in Joseph’s revelatory dream, that dream is more real than the events it foreshadows in the sense that it gives a truer picture of the nature underlying the events in this world…