Simulation Hypothesis is the idea that this world is just a computer simulation created by other organisms beyond our universe. There have been similar existentialist thought experiments for a long time – Descartes’ meditations, Harman’s “brains in a vat” scenario (popularized by Putnam) – but the “simulation hypothesis” […]
Mr. Bilal Muhammad
Bilal Muhammad is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute For Islamic Studies. He is also an MA Candidate at the University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, B.Ed at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and Honours BA in Political Science and History at the University of Toronto. He is a teacher and educator based in Toronto, Canada.
Was the Prophet Muhammad (s) a feminist? Is Islam a feminist religion? In 2017, Merriam-Webster declared feminism to be the “Word of the Year”. 2017 was the year of the Women’s March, which was the largest single-day protest in American history. The march was co-chaired by Linda Sarsour, […]
You are having a beautiful stroll through the park, when suddenly, you recognize your colleague from school — Andrew Boutros. “Isn’t the weather lovely today,” you remark, to which he replies, “Islam is a cult, the Quran is violent, and Muhammad was a warlord.” This is a very […]
Enlightenment thinkers set out to radically expand individual agency as much as they could. This doctrine of liberalism declared that societies are run best when every person is free to do what they want, so long that they do not directly physically harm others. Of course, the recognition […]
The “debate of the century” was on capitalism, Marxism, and happiness. This essay aims to compare the points of these two viral intellectuals to the Islamic tradition. On April 19th, I and over three thousand others went to the Sony Centre in Toronto to see a debate between […]