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Absorbing Information

by Navid Zaidi The subatomic particles that make up everything in the cosmos, or the laws of Physics, Gravity, Thermodynamics and so on, are considered to be the basic building blocks of the universe. However, some physicists now claim there … Continue reading

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Personality and Our Muslim Identity

by Navid Zaidi Life is a forward assimilative movement and in humans the center of life becomes a Person. Personality is strengthened by Love. Although the word ‘Love’ is used in a very wide sense, it means the desire to … Continue reading

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Nasruddin’s Burro and Violence, or How to Save Face

by Modaser Shah Should we believe Nasruddin or his burro?  Do we favor an animal over a fine human being? Before I narrate that story, let’s examine some recent events. Iran’s president Rouhani said sometime ago that there was no place … Continue reading

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Goethe, Nasruddin…and Da’ish

by Modaser Shah “Mehr Licht (More light),” said Goethe. While, in the fable of the Lost Keys, Mullah Nasruddin points to the dark to look for lost keys, Goethe, captivated by the spirit of enlightenment, calls for more light. Get rid of all … Continue reading

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ISIS and the dead

by Modaser Shah Da’ISH, or ISIS, has claimed responsibility for a recent (4/19/2015)  suicide bombing in Jalalabad; the Taliban have condemned it. The latter are looking more & more like moderates in light of what the former is only too … Continue reading

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The Law of Human Nature

by Navid Zaidi In order to grasp the meaning of existence I must be in a position to study some privileged case of existence which is absolutely unquestionable and gives me assurance of a direct vision of Reality. Fortunately, I … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Religions of Earthly Salvation

by Navid Zaidi Nowadays,  humanity finds itself dramatically at odds with ancient religious doctrines which are steadily losing credibility. Among the youth in particular, matters are falling apart- manners and knowledge, the sense of history, interest in politics, acquaintance with … Continue reading

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