Category Archives: Muslim Ethics

Signs of Hope in Pakistan

My readers might have noticed that I was totally silent following the attempted assassination of the courageous young education activist Malala Yusufzai from the Swat region. I was silenced by a deep disgust at the deeds of these Pakistani Taliban … Continue reading

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Professor: Arrest of Pakistani Girl for Blasphemy Part of Decades-Old Witch Hunts

Professor: Arrest of Pakistani Girl for Blasphemy Part of Decades-Old Witch Hunts.

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Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

Recently I published a piece in Middle East Law and Governance 3 (2011) 171–180 Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

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Beirut visit in April 2011

Perhaps a politics of love might find a way to heal the suffering of the past under dictatorships. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws: Death and Destruction

Another Pakistani politician, this time a Christian cabinet minister was slain by an assassin’s bullet. Shahbaz Bhatti, 41, was ambushed and killed because he campaigned for the country’s blasphemy laws to be amended or abolished. Clearly, passions are running high … Continue reading

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Inside the Madrasa — The Story from APM

Inside the Madrasa — The Story from APM.

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Demagoguery in the Name of the Prophet: Pakistan’s Paradoxes and Paranoia

Even more sickening than the assassination was to see Pakistani lawyers showering the killer with rose petals when he appeared in court. These were the same lawyers who were fighting for democracy and liberty a few years ago but today they are aiding and abetting murder in the name of the Prophet!…Centuries ago, the great Ibn Arabi, a great admirer of the Prophet and a frequent visitor to the holy shrine in Mecca, the Ka`ba, wrote in a poem: “How can the holy status of the Ka`ba ever be compared to the greater value of a human being.” Continue reading

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Historicism, Reform and Revelation

Salam Professor Moosa, I would be grateful if you can answer some of my questions. As a freelance columnist I write on issues of human rights, democracy, secularism and liberalism. Many a times however even though I share the same … Continue reading

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Sharia, Theology and Modernity

Reza Ismail wrote: “I would like to pose the following question to you Prof: In Islam’s encounter with modernity it is faced with a plethora of non-standard contexts onto which Shar`i positions need to be established.  In one response approach, … Continue reading

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My interview on Duke Office Hours about Sharia

http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/24337/ebrahim-moosa-on-shariah-law

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