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The Necessity of Authentic Spirituality

Bound to the Will of The Most Gracious             It is not odd to feel alienated today.  In fact, the rates of alienation are increasing.  We are separated more than ever from our surroundings, from the people in our lives, from our work, and in some cases are barred from truly experiencing emotions: we have […]

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On The Need for Strength and Prowess

In Service to The One      Our modern world is one fraught with conflict on multiple planes: political, religious, physical.  Each of these is worthy of an address in itself, but for the sake of simplicity and clarity the focus will be on a single facet which is important to all people who value their […]

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The trouble with Irshad Manji

Among critics of Islam, there few voices more prominent than the revisionist Irshad Manji.  Calling herself a “refuseniks,” Manji has been praised in the media, along other radical feminists such as Wafa Sultan and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, for their virulent denunciations of Islam and Muhammad.  Western pundits praise Manji for her “bravery,” and portray her […]

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Activism and modern “spirituality”

It is a known fact that there are many causes that are quite popular among the liberal bourgeoisie, who, in reality, have little understanding of the causes they are supporting.  In March of 2009, this especially came to be seen in Berekley, a city known for its liberal political views.  During that period, protesters gathered […]

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