Friday, May 16, 2008

Hesham Hasaballa's blog

Today I came across the blog of Hesham Hassaballa, called God, Faith and a Pen. This Muslim is a medical doctor who lives in Chicago (Ill), USA. He writes extensively about Islam, and he does that mostly in order for 'taking back Islam' from the hands of extremists. Hassaballa writes of a milder, more loving Islam; more for the heart, less with the sword.

Should we call him a revisionist? A dreamer? Or is he presenting 'true Islam' to us? Most Muslim scholars disagree with him (surely, he did not study fiqh, he is not one of them) and some gentlemen have sent him death threats.

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