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Mohamed Ghilan

Mohamed Ghilan is a Canadian Muslim originally born in Saudi Arabia. In 2007 he began his full time studies in the Islamic Tradition and has been consistently travelling to study various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and Creed, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Foundational Principles (Usool), Arabic, Poetry, spiritual purification, and Qur’anic sciences. He has given lectures and taught courses on a variety of topics, including Maliki jurisprudence and Islamic theology (‘Aqeedah). He holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Victoria.


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How is it that prominent scholars referencing the same Qur'an and Sunnah can differ? They can, and this is not surprising. The problem is not in their differences. It is in how these differences are handled.

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While Arabic has its unique qualities, its sacred status as the “language of the Qur’an” does not mean that it is necessarily the language of Islam. However, it seems that many of our fellow Muslims speak of the universality of Islam while at the same time emphasizing the particularity of Arabic…

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Mohamed Ghilan on the new atheism in our current age, a Qur'anic viewpoint on this phenomenon, and how to resist the pressure to disbelieve.

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Every year Muslims need to go through the usual battle about celebrating the Prophet's birthday. Two sides that claim love of the Prophet explaining why the other group is wrong. Sometimes there’s civility, but too often one will not let go until the other taps out in submission. The problem with…

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Who is a "Sufi"? Who is a "Salafi"?  And why are Muslims today wary of both? Spirituality in Islam is a tradition about moving past mere statements and labels and into the realm of meaningful states.

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As recent events have shown, Islamic edutainment has failed in many respects to engender an Islamic ethos within the average Muslim. Are celebrity speakers, the culture of Muslim fandom, and sound bytes of curated content just a hollow shell of education, with more style than substance?

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In Part 2 of our interview with Shaykh Sa’eed Fodeh, arguably the most prominent Muslim theologian in the Ash’ari School today, Shaykh Fodeh discusses the idea of scientific miracles of the Qur'an and the relationship between science and religion.

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