A Fils for Your Thoughts

March 19, 2008

Damaging Self-Honesty

Filed under: Belief,Ethics,Islam — Haider @ 2:16 pm

I was about to write an exercise on self-honesty and self-examination, and how we can clarify our thinking and tackle the thoughts we’ve been desperately avoiding. However, I came to the unexpected realization that self-honesty might not be the best solution for everybody. This was a surprise for me, because I thought that self-honesty can help us resolve the major problems we face in life. But the problem isn’t really with us, but with the ideas that we have come to accept. (more…)

April 15, 2007

The Two Taboos: Religion and Politics

Filed under: Belief,Dialogue — Haider @ 10:24 am

Before leaving London (UK), I organised a small da’wa group, with the aim of telling others what Islam is about, and to come up with ways on how best to approach people. We would meet up every Sunday in an Islamic centre off Edgware Road in the morning, have a mini-lesson on what topics we could raise, what beliefs we have come across and what strategies we can implement, then go down to Speakers’ Corner to speak with people there, and to tell them more about Islam. (more…)

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