I am using this blog as a way of presenting my study of the Qur’an, which has taken place over many years, and which takes a different approach, by discovering what the Qur’an teaches us about its own message. This means using the Qur’an as source material without outside references, such as scholarly commentary, hadeeths, seerah of the prophet, and other traditional Islamic religious sources. So much of the message of the Qur’an has been missed or misunderstood, and much of the latter stems from the gap between what is emphasized as important in the Qur’an and what various traditions have come to emphasize. By focusing on the “structure” of the Qur’an, the way it presents the message, I believe we can find a more accurate and even more amazing understanding of Allah’s final revelation.
I would describe myself as a Muslim who refuses to align with a particular named category under the heading “Islam,” such as Shi’a, Sunni, Sufi, Wahhabi, Salafi, etc. Although I take issue with something in all of these “paths,” I believe that maintaining separate “versions” of Islam with no discourse between them is in itself un-Islamic. Which does not mean I condemn anyone, simply that I disagree with them, cordially and with an open (but not empty) mind.
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