August 9, 2022

Category: Islam

Atheism, Islam, Skepticism, Uncategorized

An Infidel reads Sūras 76, 65, 98 & 59

This is the 55th part of this series, reading The Qur’an; A New Translation by Abdel Haleem. We’ll occasionally compare that to other translations and with tafsirs for clarification. We’re also reading each “chapter” [surah] in order of revelation [mostly] rather than the order in which they are typically printed. If you missed some of this series, you can see: my 1st post on […]

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Education, Feminism, Islam

Update on Malala

The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global Icon Not what the Taliban had in mind. The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote: “If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan’s government and its […]

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Atheism, Education, Islam

Malala Yousufzai

I love this girl.  How could you not?  And her story evoked my favorite quote from any media source this whole year: Religious extremists all make the same mistake.  They all fail to understand that all of the foundational holy books of major religions -all of them- have really really crazy dangerous stuff in them; […]

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