Tag: islam

Islam and Mental Health – Part 1: Beneath the Smiles

“Oh Muhammad, if you consider the fact that Paradise’s width is as that of the heavens and the earth, then where would hell be?” The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, answered: “Just tell me, when the night covers everything with its darkness, where would day be?” I had known Toby since […]

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International Day of Happiness — An Islamic Perspective on How to Be Happy

20th March of every year marks the International Day of Happiness. The day aims to ‘help people take action for a happier and more caring world.’ Marking this initiative, one Rational Religion writer, Safiyah Nasser, provides an Islamic perspective on how one can attain true happiness.

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How Should Muslims Respond to the Christchurch Terror Attack?

When we heard the news, we were all shocked, but somehow, not surprised. It was inevitable wasn’t it? It’s happened before. And we have a sickly feeling that it might happen again. What can we do to stop such a recurrence? What should our response be in the face of such barbarity? In particular, how […]

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How Islamic Are the Malaysian Blasphemy Laws?

In today’s age, though many people feel an urge to seek a higher purpose in life, or to pray, or to be ‘spiritual,’ they are often put off by the barbaric acts of religious people. If religion is like this, they think, then I want to get as far away from it as possible.

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Scientific Misconduct: Can Religion Help?

Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist who played an important role in promoting Darwinian evolution in Germany. 

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Why Ayyan Hirsi Ali is Wrong About Islam and Women

In this series of short articles, ‘Snapshot,’  we tackle common misconceptions about religion, in particular the Islamic faith, which commonly lead fair-minded individuals to turn away from the very concept of religion. We at Rational Religion argue that faith, practised in its true form, is both rational and in harmony with human nature. This article tackles […]

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What Sam Harris Needs to Know About Islam | Snapshot

In this series of short articles, ‘Snapshot,’  we tackle common misconceptions about religion, in particular the Islamic faith, which commonly lead fair-minded individuals to turn away from the very concept of religion. We at Rational Religion argue that faith, practised in its true form, is both rational and in harmony with human nature.

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Are Religion and Science at War? Only in Jerry Coyne’s Mind

It was just before Christmas, so Jerry Coyne’s latest article “Yes There is a War Between Science and Religion“ was right in time to ruin the festivities.

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Can A Rational Religion Encourage Punishment for Those Who Leave it? | Snapshot

In this new series of short articles, ‘Snapshot,’  we tackle common misconceptions about religion, in particular the Islamic faith, which commonly lead fair-minded individuals to turn away from the very concept of religion. We at Rational Religion argue that faith, practised in its true form, is both rational and in harmony with human nature. The first […]

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Are We All Atheists? A Response to Ricky Gervais

Many prominent atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Ricky Gervais, object to the existence of God with the argument that throughout the ages, God has had many different names and descriptions. What these atheists fail to realise, however, is that the very fact that the concept of God has emerged and persisted throughout human history, […]

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