There are no external saviours, not in the original Jewish scriptures nor in the Quran.
God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.
There is only one way to head off what’s coming, and that is do to what the Quran tells us to do: to warn the elite in order to make them eligible for the punishments of God.
That is the Quranic model.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31eCy3oiypk
This is an autobiographical piece which aims to answer the following questions – questions I am often asked:
– Why do I believe in the Quran?
– Why do I not believe in the Jesus-alone “born again” version of Christianity?
– Why am I not a Traditionalist Muslim?
– Why do I insist on thinking for myself?
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYJ7_CW7x5Y
I aim to set out here my understanding of the Quranic position on the question of homosexuality, not to engage with the broader debate of current political sexuality; that is, I am interested here only in the Quranic position on homosexuality, and not in any view held – however strongly – on any other basis.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAB5pAgJ0ps
The religion which the media and the Traditionalist calls Islam is not in the Qur’an. All definitions come from the Hadith literature.
This would be fine if the Traditionalist admitted as much, but he doesn’t. He conflates a religion which has its origins elsewhere with a revelation which God has given to mankind.
And this is important since the West is now importing this religion wholesale into countries with an entirely different tradition.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBCRk0PjlEA
The Traditionalist’s reading of the story of the companions of the cave in the Qur’an (chapter 18) suffers like so much of his presentation: it requires one to assumes his conclusions and accept his values imported from elsewhere – and the result is a bit of a mess.
In this lesson, I go through – step by step – the verses identifying Qur’anic mechanisms en route to elucidating both the meaning and the import of this important story. The result is that we are all called upon to stand up – not for a religion – but for God alone, and that the imperative to warn our communities against idolatry is for all believers, not just prophets.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHEvpYl_ckw
This is a study in some detail of verses 1:1-2:20 of the Quran; it gives you an introduction to some part of my hermeneutical method.
The second chapter of the Qur’an opens with precise definitions of the key character types one finds in life. The Traditionalist has missed this because he comes to the Quran with his definitions taken from elsewhere.
But once we learn how Quranic definitions work, we readily see – and can learn to benefit from recognising – the core types we meet in life: key personality types according to Quranic definitions.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ZlwZ74rLE
Traditionalists assume that salat means prayer in the Quran. Then they attack those who do not find the conclusion which they have assumed.
Here I read an article from my book which covers what salat is according to the Quran.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98tk6uEkBF4
This is the reading of my article on zakat which comprises one of the articles in the Appendix of my work The Qur’an: A Complete Revelation.
You can read the full article (which contains all references) here: https://www.quranite.com/zakat-in-the-quran/
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PBN3gxOyZY
This is in response to the many questions I get about repentance, especially fornication and a past spent in sinful activities.
Just because you led a sinful life in the past or made mistakes doesn’t mean you are defined by those mistakes forever. Look at Moses: he killed a man.
Repentance is a personal decision to turn back to God; to stand alone and do what is right; to stand upon scripture and the laws which God gave us to follow no matter how the world responds to that.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2HctQi1VlM
This is a general answer to all those who write and ask me: what can I do to help.
That depends on what your talents are and how much you want to contribute. But we can all make a difference.
I don’t know about you, but I want to feel like my life makes a difference. When I die, I want to know that I did my duty. Not everyone can do what I am doing, but everyone who wants to help can get involved.
See here for a full list of stuff that needs doing! http://www.quranite.com/projects
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpeuBG9-2DU