Damaging Self-Honesty

Posted in Belief, Ethics, Islam at 2:16 pm by Haider

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. Read the rest of this entry »


The Two Taboos: Religion and Politics

Posted in Belief, Dialogue at 10:24 am by Haider

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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