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‘In Love With the Law’: A Reflection on Psalm 119
Guest contributor Grace Elizabeth Stewart reflects on the peculiarities of Psalm 119 in its capacity as one of the more idiosyncratic portions of the Bible.
Why Muslims shouldn’t be angry about cartoons (and why they should)
the issue at hand is not so much the depiction of Muhammad itself that is particularly worrisome (faithful and intelligent Muslims would likely say that the individual displayed is not Muhammad by any stretch of the imagination), but rather the inflammatory nature of the cartoons depicting him and the lack of respectful dialogue that precludes…
Elections & Reconciliation
‘So, while some might find it tempting to celebrate the results of the recent election as a victory, it seems to me that there is a glaring issue being ignored. History suggests that US electoral politics behave like a pendulum. Partisan electoral victories lead to political resentment on the losing side, culminating in retributive rallies…
Islamophobia in the UK
Mary Hunter discusses the pervasiveness of Islamophobia in the UK and its everyday implications for British Muslims.
Morality in Islam: Spirituality in the Human Composition
Raahim Zafar discusses the human experience through the lens of the Islamic formulation of morality, which frames spirituality as an innate feature in the composition of a human being.
Moral Responsibility // European Theology
‘But racialised violence is no new phenomenon. This paradigm has a long legacy, and is intimately connected with orientalism, colonialism and European theology.’
Should Historians Make Moral Judgements?
In this entry, as part of our series on Morality, John Plowright weighs the arguments for applying today’s moral standards with respect to the historical figures of the past.
Morality and the Self
Porter discusses the notion of morality and explores how the Buddhist critique of the separate self might inform morality in practice.
Amorphous Spirituality: Definitions & Reflections
Contributor Adam Locke explores his self-defined ‘Amorphous Spirituality’ as a point of departure for dialogue on the tricky subject of religious identity in today’s world.
Muslims Discussing Differences – Letter to an Aunty
Raahim Zafar reflects on the importance of discussing differences and his experience as a Shi’a Muslim MSA president at university. “It was a light-hearted conversation and an exchange made in jest but it does points to the deeper issue I mentioned before: a reluctance to engage.”
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