Lecture given on July 15, 2022 during the XIX Islam in Europe Meeting, at the Center for Islamic Studies of the Greater Mosque of Granada. The text that follows is a study based on the political works of Ian Dallas on the path to individual and civic renewal. This has always been the path of the prophets, a return to fitra.
The Qatar World Cup presents us with a moral dilema, do we support the empty morality of the West or the harsh one of the Gulf? Or de we look beyond, to the reality that lies behind: money.
We want to give reality to our consciousness. Because we cannot do it in the hard matter and cold flesh, we invent a fantasy. An unseen fantasy: The Metaverse.
In the study of psychology, one learns that even the more delusional psychopaths have a justification for their actions. If you were to ask them, they would probably answer that they were “only putting things right”.
If, as we have proposed, loneliness is the painful acute perception of the passing of each moment in the expectation of something other than ourselves that will remove the condition of solitude, then the cure for loneliness is not the attaining of that thing, for that thing will not remove the condition of solitude -which is an ontological necessity of being a subject in the world-.
This is the noblest thing in which men and women can collaborate. To stand next to each other and proclaim the truth; to recognize, magnify and worship their Lord; to help each other purifying the inner and the outer; to protect each other from that which is abominable, low and vulgar and to be generous with one another and with everyone else without expecting anything in return.
Essentially, a T.A.Z. moment is a period of time, whether it be a few seconds or a few days, in which we experience a different possibility of being in the world after which we go back to our ‘reality’ ready to make changes and adjustments.
It was really cold and the prospect of making wudu with freezing water and praying on the ground was not very enthusing, but I wasn’t able to come out with a good enough excuse
The moment that you and I come together with a project of living together we are funding a state. The aim of our state should be that the human being finds the context and the tools to express its highest potential, both inwardly and outwardly, spiritually and materially.
Feng Mian sat under the mandarin tree and fell asleep in the woods as the breeze swished through the branches and sang a song with the ever-green leaves.