Tabah Essays

This series includes shorter, more informal conceptual presentations that focus on the elucidation of ideas to inform new Islamic perspectives on the world. These essays are approximately 5,000–7,000 words in length.

Metaphysical Dimensions of Muslim Environmental Consciousness

Metaphysical Dimensions of Muslim Environmental Consciousness

Much of the contemporary Muslim discourse surrounding the environment takes place at the level of ethical duty—juristic commands and prohibitions. The present essay seeks to complement and underpin this necessary ethical discourse by offering considerations as to the metaphysical dimensions of a Muslim environmental consciousness.

Beyond Flak Attack: A New Engagement with the Newsroom

Beyond Flak Attack: A New Engagement with the Newsroom

 This essay is written for Muslim activists and scholars who are alarmed at today’s headlines and would like to engage the mass media in the hope of balancing its predominantly negative reporting with positive stories pertaining to Islam and Muslims.

Language Matters: A Dialogue on Language and Logic

Language Matters: A Dialogue on Language and Logic

The essay that follows seeks to illuminate new perspectives and insights on linguistics and language-related topics as a significant component of the intellectual project of Dr Taha Abderrahman. As one of the most eminent contemporary Muslim thinkers, selected questions raised by some of his foremost students and colleagues allow the author to dwell and expand on issues relating to logic and philosophy, touching briefly on matters of politics, religion, and theology.

 
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