Tag: islam

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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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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The Anthropic Principle, Dismantled

It is no secret that the Universe looks finely tuned for life. This is a problem for atheists because a finely-tuned universe seems to point to a Designing Intelligence behind the existence of the Universe. As famous physicist Fred Hoyle put it: “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed […]

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Meccan Capitalism & The Economic Revolution of Islam

About the Author Ahmed Danyal Arif London, UK Ahmed Danyal Arif is a French economic historian currently working in London. He has a Masters degree in Economics and Politics. After working for the French tax administration system, he took time off to write his first book — Islam & Capitalism: For an Economic Justice [French]. […]

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Why Some Atheist Philosophers are Arguing for Killing Newborn Babies

Yes you read the title of this article correctly. Atheist philosophers from Australia have argued in the prestigious British Medical Journal that mothers should have the right to kill their newborn children, whether healthy or disabled, in their article “After-Birth Abortion: Why should the Newborn Baby Live?” I’m going to try to rebut their awful, […]

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Blasphemy and Islam: The Case of Asia Bibi

The streets are blocked. The schools closed. Mass disruption and hysteria runs throughout the land all the while the camera stares down at them squarely. They have their audience. Now the question remains: what has this achieved? This past week a clergy of Pakistani Muslims, along with their vacant-minded followers, have set their stage onto […]

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Science & Religion: Similarities and Differences

Science and religion. Friends or foes? The two fields have been in an intellectual and experimental dance since time immemorial, and still the curtains haven’t been drawn on the subject. Will there ever be reconciliation between the two? The criticism at present (and for some time) is that religion no longer produces visible results. This […]

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Is the Universe Intelligently Designed?

Introduction Our universe is remarkable. It is filled with immense displays of cosmic beauty, from the nebulae that give birth to stars, to the end of stars in dazzling supernovae. Yet by far the most remarkable fact of our universe is the existence of life itself. Our consciousness, born from the loins of the universe, […]

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