It’s been such a long time since I read Salman Pax’s blog. I recently returned to it and found a great write-up by him about the formal split between Shi’ahs and other Muslims. The photos are new for me and he’s really got an eye for it.
Critical Questions Series 2: Hussein Rashid | Bulletin for the Study of Religion. In a more popular context, we see the ways in which religious illiteracy, historical amnesia, and political expedience have combined to create Islamophobic narratives informed by knowledge produced in the academy.
Ran across this interesting article on how “grassroots” are Progressive Muslim academics. If you haven’t already read Edward Said’s Representations of the Intellectual, you should.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. An opinion without facts is as compelling as a gun without bullets. courtesy of blueneck Texan.