Thinking Islam Anew

Muslims often imagine society’s ills as society-minus-Islam. This results in a reductionist understanding of modernity that often disarms Muslims of the very tools that could help navigate the waters of modern life. They think in Utopian ideologies where the solution is imagined to be society-plus-Islam, where neither the former nor the latter are conceived as entirely different ecologies altogether. For more as well as some thoughts on devotional education regarding Traditional Islam, listen to the podcast below.

A couple of quotes from today’s reading of Postman’s Technopoly that grabbed my attention:

“Will the widespread use of computers in the classroom defeat once and for all the claims of communal speech? Will the computer raise egocentrism to the status of a virtue?”

“A preacher who confines himself to considering how a medium can increase his audience will miss the significant question: In what sense do new media alter what is meant by religion, by church, even by God?”

Extra Reads

Neil Postman’s book, Technopoly, is on the Summer Reading List 2012.

Cordoba Academy.

SeekersGuidance.

SunniPath, which now appears to be Qibla.

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