Arabic Edition of My Book on Abrogation Published

I am very delighted to announce the publication of an Arabic edition of my book Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law: A Critical Study of the Concept of “Naskh” and its Impact. The book, titled النسخ في القرآن العظيم والقانون الإسلامي: دراسة نقدية عن مفهوم النسخ وتأثيره, has been published by الدار العربية للعلوم ناشرون (Arab Scientific Publishers Inc.), Beirut, Lebanon.

Launch of My Arabic Website: Islamic Dimension

I am delighted to announce the launch of my Arabic website بُعدٌ إسلامي (Islamic Dimension). This website is for publishing full books and excerpts from my published Arabic works. I might also publish occasional articles. At launch, the website contains my book التاريخ يشهد بعصمة القرآن (History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur’an) in full and sample sections from my latest book النسخ في القرآن العظيم والقانون الإسلامي: دراسة نقدية عن مفهوم النسخ وتأثيره (Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law: A Critical Study of the Concept of “Naskh” and its Impact).… Read the rest

Calculating the Ramadan Timetable in High Latitude Cities Using Mecca’s Length of the Fast

Yesterday, I published an article on the option of using the length of the fasting day in Mecca or Medina when fasting Ramadan in northern locations where the fasting time can be unreasonably long. I discussed flaws in the argument of those who object to this method and the incompatibility of their thinking with the objective of Islamic Law.… Read the rest

The Dangerous Message of the Coup in Egypt: Political Islam has no Place in Democracy

The democratically elected but now deposed President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, seems to have managed in the twelve months he was in power to upset a lot of people on all sides of the political divides. This culminated in mass demonstrations that had not been seen since the overthrow of the dictator Hosni Mubarak.… Read the rest

Seeing The Arab Spring Through the Spectacles of Sectarianism

The highly respected and influential Sunni cleric Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi recently attacked the Syrian regime and called on Muslims to join the military resistance in that country. He also declared that he had been wrong in defending the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah in the past in front of clerics of Saudi Arabia.… Read the rest

The War on Terror: Globalizing Terrorists and Localizing Victims

Simon Jenkins, who is a journalist I respect, wrote a very good article about the Boston terrorist attack. The title of the piece gives away its main point: After the bomb, mass hysteria is the Boston terrorist’s greatest weapon. He convincingly argues that the huge publicity that the “terrorists” behind this outrage are getting is exactly what they wanted.… Read the rest