Category Archives: Muslim Ethics

FAREWELL TO THE FAST

Extraordinary is the fact that, in an age when we prize individual freedom and choice, some people are prepared set choice aside and silently and ritually say: God, we hear your command and obey. Continue reading

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Bashing Muslims helped Trump win. Now he needs a Muslim-world win to help fix his image. by Ebrahim Moosa

Bashing Muslims helped Trump win. Now he needs a Muslim-world win to help fix his image  https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/05/20/bashing-muslims-helped-trump-win-now-he-needs-a-muslim-world-win-to-help-fix-his-image/?utm_term=.da5b3dd4ed52

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On Educating Oneself

Conditions of death and destruction force us to ask the question: what is wrong with human beings? What is the human condition? In other words, what dehumanizes our souls, minds and sensibilities to commit such unspeakable acts to each other? Why do some of these muscular devotees of Islam produce teachings that violate human dignity at every turn? I need not be reminded that their super power adversaries are equally craven. … Is it not time that conscientious Muslims produce what can be called the “violence critique?” ….While I concede my education was imperfect, but from somewhere I acquired the sensibility to question the unquestionable. The example of the hierodules, those slaves who served the ancient Greek temples come to mind. The hierodules had the advantage over the priests when it came to the secrets of the cult (Calasso 2005). They were surely no less knowledgeable than the priests, but because they were servants they were prepared to take risks and were more willing to expose, question and explore the secrets of the cult. I too behaved like the hierodules. Continue reading

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My interview with Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience

Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience.

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Visit to Islamic Renaissance Front in Kuala Lumpur

Thinking about solutions to the growing specter of violence in different parts of the Islamic world was the theme of many of my talks and interactions during my visit to the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. … Continue reading

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Walking Egypt back from the brink of anarchy by Ebrahim Rasool and Ebrahim Moosa, Friday, August 16,

Preventing Egypt from sliding into civil war is a global security issue, as young militants who a year ago trusted the ballot box could potentially turn into the next generation of extremists. Continue reading

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Return to Dictatorship in Egypt

Then they came for the right thinking people of Egypt, and there was no one left to speak for what is “right,” for “thinking,” and for the “people.” Continue reading

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End of Ramadan

Islamic lunar calendar confusion continues until proper scientific conventions are adopted and the lunar calendar is predictable and certain and not subject to the vagaries of sighting. Continue reading

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Morsi’s Last Chance: by EBRAHIM MOOSA for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 8, 2012:

President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt should scrap his tough guy image and appetite for power grabs. In canceling the decree that gave him sweeping powers, he took a step in the right direction tonight. But he is not out of … Continue reading

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Informed: Taliban way of thinking

“The Taliban don’t oppose women’s education per se, they just oppose a Western, secular education for ANY Muslim. In addition, I understand that the Taliban justified the shooting [of Malala Yusufzai] using the Khidr reference from Surah 18 (The Cave) … Continue reading

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