Tag Archives: Islamic

Is Every Suicide a Transgression? – Suicide in Islamic Thought Part 4

When is Killing Transgressive? When is an act of killing considered oppressive or transgressive? Certainly when that the killing is intentional and malicious. Under Islamic law, there are three categories of killing that are crimes that may be sentenced in court: 1. Intentional malicious killing of another person (al-qatl al-ʿamd al-ʿudwān) 2. pseudo-intentional killing (shibh […]

God’s Attributes: Between Mercy and Wrath – Suicide in Islamic Thought – Part 02

God’s Attributes: Between Mercy and Wrath Classical discussions on the topic of suicide center not just on the act of suicide, but how this act is related to the divine attributes of mercy, punishment, and forgiveness. The texts related to these attributes are multifaceted and their interpretations must be contextualized and tempered through a holistic […]

Isn’t Drop Shipping Haram? No, and here’s why

When discussing any business model, it’s important to drill down on the mechanics of each deal and understand how it differs compared to similar businesses and methods of selling. So what is drop shipping?  Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers […]

An Open Letter to Atheist Muslims – or – Is The Quran A Violent Text Or Is Your Reading A Tad Off?

Dear Self Described Atheist Muslims, Let’s start with what I am not going to do. I am not going to accuse you of never knowing anything about Islam. Most of you have grown up in Muslim families, attended Muslim Sunday school, gone to Muslim summer camp, etc. You know the drill and the day to […]