Entries for May 2015

The last two blogs looked at the compatibility of shari’a and US law from the perspectives of:  (1) the separation of church and state, and (2) the form of governance.  It is clear that shari’a not only contradicts, but that it is also incompatible with our founding principles.  This is simply a matter of fact as previously outlined.  In this post we’ll look at another area, that of the philosophical basis of Islam.  We’ve stated several times that the reasoning and consensus of the Islamic clerics was applied in:  (1) the creation of the Sunna, (2) the creation of the rules limiting the number of variant readings of the Qur’an, and (3) the identification of the trustworthy hadith.  But what were the philosophical and basis of reasoning that were applied, and do they matter?

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Dan WolfMy goal is that my writing will help you to get started on your own journey of discovery, or help you along the way on a journey you may have already begun. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Being successful requires understanding both the languages of reason and faith; reason alone is insufficient.