This is an educational blog based on things that I read, stumble across and find moments to reflect upon. Not everything mentioned here is an endorsement or approval. I am not interested in polemics; rather, inspired by the pursuit of truth. Wherever it may be.
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d.505H) wrote, “I advise you, my brother, to have a good opinion of all people, especially the scholars. And it is part of having a good opinion of someone to look for the most positive possible interpretation of his words, and if you cannot find [one], then blame your own inability to find it [rather than him].”
(Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, “Haqiqat al-Qawlayn”, manuscript. Princeton University, Yahuda 4358, fols. 3b-4a, as cited in “The social construction of orthodoxy”, Ahmed el Shamsy, Cambridge Companion to Islamic Theology).
Hāroon is a student of the sacred sciences with a particular interest in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Education, Jurisprudence, Sociology, Anthropology, Theology, Traditionism (Hadīth), Mysticism and Philosophy. He has memorised the Qur’an and completed the formal darsi nizami syllabus, known as the ‘alimiyyah. He also continues to study informally with a number of leading scholars of the sacred sciences. He has a BA in Economics, an MA in Education, is a Chartered Accountant and a qualified Math teacher.
Hāroon is currently undertaking doctoral research on the formation of British Muslim Scholarship and Leadership. He is also an Imam.