Using “al-Salaf al-Salih (the righteous predecessors)” to Misunderstand and Misrepresent Islam

Variations of the term “salaf” have become very common in Islamic religious debates. They are often used by those who associate themselves with this term to claim to follow the proper and undistorted understanding of Islam of the first Muslim generations, while they are equally used by others to accuse those claimants of being too strict, backward looking, and closed-minded.… Read the rest

Publication of the Indonesian Translation of “The Mystery of the Historical Jesus”

An Indonesian translation of my book The Mystery of the Historical Jesus has been published by Mizan. More information on the book can be found on the Publisher’s website here.

Mizan is also the publisher of an Indonesian translation of our book “History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur’an,” which we later rewrote and published under the title The Mystery of Israel in Ancient Egypt.… Read the rest