What is Liberal Islam?

 As Daniel Pipes astutely remarks: “Islam can be whatever Muslims wish to make of it.” The possibility of a modernist reform is there; templates and prototypes exist. The only question for Muslims is: Are you up for it?


Namjoo Toranj

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this master piece but ever since I have been stuck with it. Playing in a loop for days now.
I found its video today and it is equally amazing :P. Of course its in persian but who cares when its Rock. What do i like most about this song other than the drums and the guitar, the pitch and the anger in Namjoo’s voice. He truly is Bob Dylan of east.

Just in case you don’t understand persian, jump to 2:15. 

A Lost Age

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
-BoB Dylan

The story of how a community embarks on a journey that might bring an defy to its own identity.
Shared believes that have lost in the void between the old and the new.
All for a better life or so it seems.

A wonderful video by The Source Project best describes the past, present and the future.