Defects and Harmful Consequences of Religious Extremism

From “Islamic Awakening: between Rejection & extremism” (Yousuf Al Qardhawi) Chapter 1: Part: 2 All these warnings against extremism and excessiveness are necessary because of the serious defects inherent in such tendencies. The first defect is that excessiveness is too disagreeable for ordinary human nature to endure or tolerate. Even if a few human beingsContinue reading “Defects and Harmful Consequences of Religious Extremism”

Extremism: The Accusation and the Reality

From “Islamic Awakening: between Rejection & extremism” (Yousuf Al Qardhawi) Chapter 1: Part: 1 Theorists argue that one cannot pass a judgment on something unless one has a clear conception of it, because the unknown and the undefined cannot be judged. Therefore, we first have to determine what “religious extremism” means before we can condemnContinue reading “Extremism: The Accusation and the Reality”