Category Archives: Commentary
An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew Clegg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Clegg outlines the life of Elijah Muhammad from his humble beginnings in Sandersville, GA to his days as a factory worker in Hamtramck, MI to WD Fard’s selection of him as his messenger to the […]
These are the Great Books, a list created by Mortimer Alder. I’ve linked to the audio book version whenever possible. The Syntopicon: An Index to the Great Ideas Angel to Love The Syntopicon (continued) Man to World Homer Iliad Odyssey Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes Aeschylus. Plays Sophocles. Plays (in progress) Euripides. Plays (in progress) Aristophanes. […]
Collapse From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more. Read more reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.
Whether speaking on the job, to the public, preaching to a congregation, or just talking to a group of friends, I found the info in this article by Larry Moyer entitled “The Five Most Dangerous Assumptions in Preaching” to contain some useful points. Here’s a summary [with a few personal tweaks]: A group of high-wealth […]
… [insert your title here] I found this over @ Shariq Ghani’s site today, good stuff, I think its applicable to more than just activism, here’s a summary: No matter how noble your cause there will always be a group of people who will vehemently stand against you for no particular reason. 1. They will […]
Question: Given that for the most part most civil dealings in Islamic law are defined by the limitations placed on them, not the rights set out by them, would it be safe to say that primary sources of Islamic law set out boundaries for substantive law, while leaving the boundaries of natural law open to […]
If sukuk are equity based, yet with a periodic disbursement, why not model them on preferred shares and change the underlying disbursement structure?
Two articles I hope to get my hands on soon: 26 Rutgers L. Rev. 1 (1972-1973) Disguised Real Estate Security Transactions as Mortgages in Substance; Cunningham, Roger A.; Tischler, Saul 95 Yale L.J. 506 (1985-1986) Interest in Disguise: Taxing the Time Value of Money; Halperin, Daniel I.
Mustafa Zarka, one of the most prolific scholars of the last century, was a rarity amongst intellectuals. Not only had he mastered the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, reached the level of tackling higher legal debate outside of his specific school, but had also studied western law to the extent that he could see the need […]