A Legacy of Liberalism in the Middle East – Between the Orient and the Occident

Islamic liberalism is not a myth, but to assume that it seeks to mimic the West, ignores that the West itself has shortcomings in the realm of authentic liberalism. It becomes difficult to gauge really what is the so-called problem ailing the Middle East, when one does so from a perspective shaped by Occidentalism –Continue reading “A Legacy of Liberalism in the Middle East – Between the Orient and the Occident”

Sufi in America

While I stand with solidarity with my Muslim brothers and sisters, I must make the statement that not all Muslims have long beards, wear hijabs orΒ are super religious. In fact, my interpretation of Islam would likely be deemed too liberal for the hardline orthodoxy. But that’s when things get political. Just keep in mind, thereContinue reading “Sufi in America”

Searching for the inner me. Almost there. Praying,

Searching for the inner me. Almost there. Praying, at least, that I am almost there. I can smell it, in the air. Really.

I would like to educate Middle Easterners on

I would like to educate Middle Easterners on my perspective on global politics and especially the Arab World. While this is a difficult task for a variety of reasons, I feel it is now a pressing issue that must be addressed, or else we as an Arab people may face further humiliation, indignation, oppression, andContinue reading “I would like to educate Middle Easterners on”

Why go back and forth in our heads? If we know what is right, why go back on it? There is no need. There is one God. There is no religion for He has no religion. We are all free. Do as you wish and be free. Those who enslave you and cause you miseryContinue reading

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