Friday, 6 May 2011

God Bless Scotland!

Scotland has won today! Wishing the new Government, under the Scottish Nationalist Party's historic win, every success! I'm tired, very tired, of Scotland losing its beauty under the rubric of the UK which has all too often meant England. This is now an untenable and unacceptable assumption!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Mona Siddiqui on the humility of Islamic Jurists...

‎"On the issue of forcing and enforcing of Islamic Law, remember this is jurisprudence that we are talking about, in these years we are talking largely about juristic texts which were not concerned so much with enforcement but what might be the right behavior. And that's why (Muslim) jurists with a lot of humility often added 'And God knows best but this is our opinion' or 'this is the opinion of our learned scholars'".

Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Glasgow