Comparing and contrasting Islamic intellectual discourse with the western empirical sciences. Does critiquing the latter undercut the former? Here is part of an edited conversation I had on this topic, where I make a first attempt at distinguishing Islamic and scientific/naturalistic intellectual discourse and their respective rational-normative projects.

In the past 15 years, the gay rights movement has made significant headway in transforming the public’s posture toward homosexuality in the West. This has put immense pressure on Western Muslim leadership due to the dual realities of 1) sharia’s stance on gay sex and 2) Muslim minority status in Europe and North America. How can Muslim leaders — as representatives of one beleaguered minority group striving for public acceptance — maintain an anti-gay stance which opposes the interests of another beleaguered minority group striving for public acceptance?

The majority of us are progressivists. We view ourselves and the present age as the latest and greatest. Are we justified in believing this progressivism?

The majority of us are progressivists. We view ourselves and the present age as the latest and greatest. Are we justified in believing this progressivism?

Are there scientific miracles in the Quran? Is the Quran 100% “scientifically accurate”? Here are the top 3 most common misconceptions about this subject.

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