Therefore, there is no salvation except in independence of thought.
‘‘Forget all you’ve heard and clutch what you see
At sunrise what use is Saturn to thee?’’
If writing these words yields no other outcome save to make you
doubt your inherited beliefs, compelling you to inquire, then it
was worth it—leave alone profiting you. …
Ramaḍān Mubārak to each and every one of you who have embarked on the month of fasting. My thanks to those friends and acquaintances who wish us well for the month. I find it both necessary to be open to the stillness and reflection Ramaḍān brings through the ritual of …
This is a paper I recently published and is available on this website under Islamic law and ethics publications. I recently gave a talk in Istanbul, Turkey drawing on this paper but developing some of its elements in this video.