Benarkah hijab bersumber dari Qur’an?

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Banyak orang berasumsi bahwa ketentuan ber-hijab terdapat dalam Qur’an – lebih spesifiknya lagi –  mereka berasumsi bahwa gaya berpakaian perempuan Islami sekarang ini merupakan ketentuan yang tertulis dalam Qur’an. Dalam artikel ini saya mengklarifikasi apa yang tertulis dalam Qur’an terkait topik sensitif yang dipaparkan secara tidak proposional oleh beberapa orang di luaran sana. Kata hijab […]

Year of Jubilee – no special tax on non-Muslims

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Interpretation of 9:36-37 The Traditionalist is ever straining to gain seeming legitimacy for his non-Qur’anic material; one of the ways he achieves this is by asserting explanations for parts of the Qur’an which originate in his non-Qur’anic material and then claiming that one is unable to understand the text without accepting the conclusions which he […]

Da li je hidžab u Kur’anu?

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Mnogi pretpostavljaju da je hidžab u Kur’anu – ili, preciznije, mnogi pretpostavljaju da je ono što se smatra današnjom islamskom ženskom odećom zahtevano Kur’anom. U ovom članku razjašnjavam šta Kur’an sam po sebi kaže u vezi ove nesrazmerno emotivne teme. Reč ḥijāb  se pojavljuje 7 puta u Kur’anu ( u poglavljima 7:46, 17:45, 19:17, 33:53, […]

Notes on 27:1

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This is an addendum to my presentation on the muqaṭṭaʿāt and pertains to the case of kitāb at 27:1. The full presentation is found in video form both on my YouTube channel and on this site. Note that conventions such as the use of bold and italics are carried over from Article XX in the Appendix to The Qur’an: […]

Zakat in the Qur’an

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zakāt – purity The Traditionalist claims that the expression ātā al zakāt means to pay a specific annual tax on wealth in order to purify it. I previously subscribed to the view that ātā al zakāt bore some relation to the value the Traditionalist claims for it albeit in a way which precluded any insistence […]

The meaning of the mysterious letters in the Qur’an

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The question of the meaning of the mysterious letters in the Quran – known in Arabic as the muqaṭṭaʿāt – has both intrigued and frustrated Muslims since the time of the revelation over 1,400 years ago. Many theories have been advanced as to the meaning of the muqaṭṭaʿāt – or mysterious letters – none of them convincing. In the […]

In a nutshell: what I believe

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Traditionalist Islam claims – and is typically supported tacitly in its claim by the Orientalist scholar and mainstream media – that the Qur’an may be fully understood only via the Traditionalist and his recourse to a vast later literature called the ḥadīth; it also maintains that, taken together, the Qur’an and the ḥadīth provide the […]

Islam and Democracy: two of a kind

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Islam is a lot like Democracy. That statement might surprise you, but let me explain. I don’t say that Islam and Democracy are similar superficially. But they have some very concrete underlying areas of correspondence. Firstly, they are both usurping ideologies. The United States – whence definitions and impositions of Democracy hail – was not […]

Is hijab in the Qur’an?

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Many assume that the hijab is in the Qur’an – or, more specifically, many assume that what is thought of today as female Islamic dress is required by the Qur’an. In this post I clarify what the Qur’an itself says on this disproportionately emotive subject. The word ḥijāb occurs 7 times the Qur’an (at 7:46, 17:45, 19:17, 33:53, […]

The elite can only end badly

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It’s easy if you are involved 9/11 truth or fighting the full-spectrum dominance the elite is rolling out to lose sight of the big picture. I don’t just mean the big picture of the fact that our governments are directed by intergenerational Satanic psychopaths. I mean a picture bigger than that. Along with all the standard […]