Islamic Articles

Opening Our Eyes to the Light of the Qurʾan

Most practising Muslims have heard numerous ahādith and āyāt about the Qurʾan as a “manifest light,” “an exhortation,” “a cure,” “a mercy,” “a guide,” and something “that has no doubt.”[1] However, many contemporary Muslims disagree. Undeniably confused by the Qurʾan, it is difficult to come to terms with the reality of …

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Recharging Ourselves After the Season of Mourning

Now that the season of mourning Abi Abdillah Al-Husayn (as) has reached its temporary conclusion, now what? For the past two months, many of us attended majlis al-azaa regularly. Many of us observed the state of grief and mourning and sponsored events in the name of Imam Husayn (as). Many …

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Revelation does not replace Human Reason

A common and dangerous misconception is that Revelation (Al-Wahy) is here in order to push man’s reason (Al-`Aql) out of the arena. While such a thought may never have passed our minds with this exact wording, some of us have subconsciously accepted this notion. And this misunderstanding often becomes evident …

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