Philosophy

Where did Philosophy go wrong?

When Voltaire said: “superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them,” did he really have any idea where philosophy would lead to in the 21st century? Philosophy started with questions on metaphysics and ontology. It posed questions on the origins of being, and the casualty between objects and events. It aimed at investigating…… Continue reading Where did Philosophy go wrong?

Islamic Philosophy

Islam and Progressiveness of Time

Mortiza Motahhari, a Shia philosopher and scholar, gives an interesting distinction between how Islam and time are not contradictory forces, but even are complementary. He suggests the assumption that Islam, like Christianity and other ancient religions, is an archaic object that cannot evolve since it is by its religious nature, an ideology sent by God,…… Continue reading Islam and Progressiveness of Time

Islamic Sharia

What is Sharia really?

The application of Islamic laws and doctrines in Islamic societies, involves realizing the definition of the term sharia and its different implications in Islam’s two major sects: Sunni and Shia sects. Sharia, in general and in Islamic jurisprudence means Islamic laws and regulations that are resulted from Quran and tradition. Tradition is the ambiguous term…… Continue reading What is Sharia really?