Complete Book

When parties are drafting a contract the objective is to attempt to cover what to do for all the possible outcomes that could take place before the contract is executed. The purpose of doing this in advance is that if the event does take place there is already an agreement for how the parties are … Continue reading Complete Book

The False Shahada

The Shahada is the declaration of faith that a person uses to indicate the foundation of their belief, and if you ask the average Muslim what is their Shahada they will most likely provide you the following statement. أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ ٱللَّٰهِ ašhadu an lā ʾilāha ʾilla -llāhu, … Continue reading The False Shahada

Heart and Mind

In the Classical Arabic of the Quran the terms for heart and mind are often used interchangeably. This may seem strange for people who are only familiar with these terms in their modern use. The three words are قلب (qalb), صدر (sadr), and فاد (fawd). In modern Arabic the Arabic word قلب (qalb) has typically … Continue reading Heart and Mind

Importance of Reverting Back to Original Sources When Studying Scripture

Often times languages will carry over words from another language that phonetically are the same rather than carrying over the literal meaning. A funny example of this is that in Farsi the name for popcorn is "chos-e-fil" چوس فیل which literally translates to elephant fart. The origin of this is that the first brand of … Continue reading Importance of Reverting Back to Original Sources When Studying Scripture