Concepts & Backgrounds

The Myth of Modern Mysticism

The Myth of Modern Mysticism

 A romantic poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, once wrote, “Think of God as a direction, not an object.” But what if you are moving in the wrong direction? How will you know it?
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:12

Islam and Capitalism

Islam and Capitalism
Most modern Muslims tend to equate capitalism with greed. But the resentment towards capitalism in the Muslim world is really less ideological and more personal. Unfortunately, the Muslim world is
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:49

Mimouna: A Jewish-Arab Celebration

Mimouna: A Jewish-Arab Celebration
Why is a Reform Synagogue in Tucson, Arizona promoting a Moroccan-Jewish celebration of Jewish-Muslim amity and friendship, with a concert and festival?

Why God Matters As a Matter of Fact

Why God Matters As a Matter of Fact
Emboldened by the current clash between the Christian right and the Islamic world, modern day non-believers have declared an unholy war. The onslaught of denunciations against religion began with Sam
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 21:57

Religions on Birth Control (Outlook)

Religions on Birth Control (Outlook)
Are contraceptives forbidden in all faiths and religions? This is a question that can never be given one single answer. Birth control is seen differently from one religion to another. As there are som
Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 23:25

Defining "Religion": Is It an Easy Task?

Defining Religion: Is It an Easy Task?
Dr. Muqtedar Khan is the Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He is also the Director of the Islamic Studies Program. F
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 21:08

Femininity, Faith and Freedom

Femininity, Faith and Freedom
When you are the strongest person you know, you cannot help but feel weak. Everyone needs a hero. Once we understand this, terms like strength and weakness become interchangeable. In a world where su
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2015 01:56

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