Ep. 30: Islamic Principles #5: The Arabic Language


How can we make sense of Islam today? This is not only the name of this podcast, but a question that I’ve been obsessed with for decades. This series shares several first-principles that we need to keep in mind as we seek to answer this question. Some will seem basic (but need repeating) and others might be new. In both cases these meta-principles are essential tools to make sense of it all.



Quran Mentioned
“ if your parents struggle with you disbelieve..”, (31:15)
“Fighting has been prescribed to you but you dislike it”, (2:216)
“are they equal those who know and those who don’t know?”, (39:9)

Hadith Mentioned
“Best form of charity is effort the poor person”, (Abu Dawud)
“We have returned from lesser jihad to the greater jihad..the jihad of the person against themselves”, (Bayhaqi)

People Mentioned
Imam al-Shafi’i

Selected Links
Risala of Imam Shafi’i

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