On the irresistible logic and divine nature of Islam

The late traditionalist author and metaphysician Frithjof Schuon described the epistemological outlook of the average Muslim, explaining their tendency to seemingly uniform incredulity when others fail to acknowledge that Islam has (at least some) hidden gems of absolute truth: “…that anyone should be able to oppose Islam with a good conscience quite exceeds the Muslim’s…

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Islam’s morning prayer

According to everyone’s favorite compiler of Islamic fairy tales, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad said that if someone misses their morning prayer, Satan urinates in their ears. Waking up before the crack of dawn to splash yourself with cold water and place your head on a damp carpet is difficult for most people, which is why…

Struggles of Modernity

Prophet Muhammad forgot to abolish slavery before he died and, unfortunately for those people, there would never be another prophet! From then on, things would be open to wishful interpretations. Support Mohamed Ibrahim — Book Shop | Patreon | Twitter| Facebook | Instagram Special thanks to Andrew Hall who runs the Patheos blog Laughing in…

Animal sacrifice in the Bible

When I think of illiterate first-century tribals, I often visualize them huddled around a fire and quaking at the sound of thunder, or murdering animals in bizarre ways on stone altars. Anyone who has muscled through Leviticus in the Old Testament knows of the frequency with which God demands an “offering”, as well as the…