23 July, 2017

Recitations vs Reading

Muslims all over the globe learn to "recite" the Qur'an. Recitation for them is an act of poetic reading with an automatic assignment of magnanimity to the words. Oddly though in the Non-Arab word, more often than not, the words have no meaning to the reciter other than a genetic aura of Godliness and Royalty. If people were to read the Qur'an like they'd read any other book , you can't just go through words without appreciation and some level of understanding of what they mean. It is rather uncharacteristic to a reader that he is going through pages and pages of a book with no active consideration to the meaning but it does become a normal occurrence with recitation. There is a lot of activity in this world which is cab be tagged as "auto-pilot" and lacks proper rational thought, and it is a shame that the same act of  unconscious doing has been applied to the Qur'an, and even more shame that it has been done so by those who themselves believe and even propagate it as the most authentic and the most noble of written texts. 

15 December, 2015

Social Signs of OCD (Infographic)

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13 December, 2015

OCD in the Muslim World (Webinar)

14 June, 2015

Ramadan Diet Advice

Ramadan is coinciding with the summer equinox, meaning we’d be fasting during the longest days of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).  I've taken this opportunity to collate some dietary advices that will make those fasts easier for us and help us achieve the health benefits of fasting, inshaAllah. Fasting can be very good for our health if done correctly. So, let’s do it right.

13 June, 2015

Happiness is not more money

Money cannot buy happiness. Some say it’s a “wisdom” carefully invented by the poor as in the Fox and the grapes fable. Some believe the idea is supported by research. For most, it does not matter. Most have unconsciously subscribed to a law that bluntly states ‘ I need (more) money to be happy’. The law does not state what more quantifies. ‘ But you know, I need more to buy a house, the car that I’ve always wanted…’. And most never inspected what they really need and want. What they think they need and want is a list of socially conditioned desires. Let’s ask our selves really basic questions about money.

Philosophical and Psychological Insights into Fasting [Radio Talk]

I was interviewed by Voice of Cape (South African Radio Channel) regarding philosophical and psychological insights into fasting. 

Topics discussed:
- Meaning of Self-Restraint (Taqwa)
- Fasting a journey to being truly autonomous
- Short-term Psychological benefits of Fasting

11 June, 2015

Moon Sighting Controversy in the Muslim World [Radio Talk]

I was interviewed by Voice of Cape (South African Radio Channel) on the Moon Sighting controversy in the Muslim World and my thoughts on the subject.

Topics discussed:
- History & disputes in Solar Calendars 
- History & disputes in Lunar Calendars
- Differences between Lunar & Solar Calendars
- Quran & Hadith on Moon Sighting
- Quran on Astronomy
- Do Muslims need a unified calendar
- Is global moon sighting possible or desired?