The Anthropologist and the Elder

September 29, 2022 New Signs Mag 0

An anthropologist one day entered a village and wanted to study the religious beliefs of the people living in the village. He was looking for an interviewee. But because of the culture of respect for the elders, he first approached the wise council of villagers…

Islamic Philosophy and Quantum Mechanics

September 29, 2022 New Signs Mag 0

Basic science, and quantum mechanics in particular, should be required study for anyone who wants to do Islamic philosophy.

For example, the concept of imkān-e-ashraf is disproved by the granulation in quantum levels. Nature is not as continuous as medieval Islamic philosophers had imagined it to be.

The Meaning of Salat

September 28, 2022 New Signs Mag 3

Does Salaat in the Quran mean prayers? What does du’a mean then? Why does God not say “perform Salaat” but “establish Salaat”?

Einstein and the God of Spinoza

September 26, 2022 New Signs Mag 0

When Albert Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was: “Do you believe in God?”

And Einstein always answered: “I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a god who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”