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  1. Structure of upcoming posts related to this topic: What is meant by Akhbarism? It's inception and continuation Akhbarism and the onset of Salafism (Intermission - Some general laws that govern human thought/ideologies) Akhbarism and the decline of human thought Akhbarism - ideas and behaviours Usooli doctrines and the Akhbari reality Akhbarism and Secterianism The Quran and Akhbari contradictions The Narrations and Akhbari contradictions Akhbarism and the creation of (new) religious rites and rituals Akhbarism, ‘israeli’ narrations and other fabrications Akhbarism and the cause of decline of Shi'ism The Quran confronts the Akhbaris
  2. I'm starting this series of posts to clarify my position on a few issues, whilst trying to answer some questions @Ibn al-Hussain posed in this thread, God-willing. I want to eventually prove this claim: that the rise of Akhbarism, and consequently what I term the 'Lite Akhbaris', has been the cause of death of the Shi'i intellectual, and the death of the Shi'i jurist-theologian in the Quranic sense (not in the conventional sense). I will compare the methodologies used by the classic scholars to deduce rulings covering all religious topics (not just 'lesser' fiqh, as it was commonly known then), to the now commonly applied sanad/chain method, institutionalised by S. Al-Khoei (rA). I want to show that this latter methodology has allowed Akhbarism to re-establish itself in the shape of 'Lite Akhbaris', operating under the guise of Usoolism. Lastly, I will try to provide a solution on bringing out the living from the dead. Update (02/01/18) Structure of upcoming posts related to this topic: What is meant by Akhbarism? It's inception and continuation Akhbarism and the onset of Salafism (Intermission - Some general laws that govern human thought/ideologies) Akhbarism and the decline of human thought Akhbarism - ideas and behaviours Usooli doctrines and the Akhbari reality Akhbarism and Secterianism The Quran and Akhbari contradictions The Narrations and Akhbari contradictions Akhbarism and the creation of (new) religious rites and rituals Akhbarism, ‘israeli’ narrations and other fabrications Akhbarism and the cause of decline of Shi'ism The Quran confronts the Akhbaris
  3. Thoughts 2017

    You won't finish your coursework whilst chatting in SC
  4. The Beard & Bread Appreciation Society

    you can follow more of my bread posts on my Instagram
  5. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    It's a critique of Shi'i scholarly methodology, not a refutation of Shi'ism. I don't don't believe in refuting the other, whoever they may be.
  6. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    Yes, I thought I've mentioned his name before: Seyyed Kamal Al Haydari, for starters, being an 'establishment' scholar (the establishment hates him) , and various 'banned' Arab modernist thinkers that you would probably not have heard of (like the Egyptian scholar Nasr Hamed Abu Zayed).
  7. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    Yeah that's going to take a while. I was planning to give you all an outline of the research I've done so far in the two posts I've started some months ago.. Didn't quite go to plan. In any case, I won't delineate anything in detail here until I've been accepted into a PhD, completed a proper research study on my chosen subject and published my book.... which might be a few years yet considering my age, family commitments etc... So don't hold your breath.
  8. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    No, the research is done, I just need to find a way to publish it.
  9. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    yes, I do indeed have a vested interest to prove the established narrative wrong.
  10. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    btw i did criticize the book in the post right above yours... did you even bother to read it?
  11. God in Hinduism (MORE THAN WHAT YOU THINK)

    if you're stuck in a mindset of 'choseness', you won't be able to accept the fact that salvation will encompass a far larger selection of 'believers'... this tribalism must end, it's been the bane of humanity since the creation of all the worlds.
  12. Islam Without Allah? By Colin Turner

    Lol you got me fella. Well done. You are right. I am an advocate of the centrality of the Quran. And the orbitality of traditions. This 'some convert' that you belittle, has a name:Colin Turner, and he matters. He's a breath of fresh air in this time of staleness and intellectual irrelevance (caused by the hegemony of the past). Not that he will cause any change. His impact is negligible. But he has made an impact in Qom in some circles, and I'm trying to get my hands on another 'banned' book, this time by an iraqi thinker, I'll post about him and annoy you some more, Insha'Allah. This post was meant to show that there's another side to the story, proven historically, buried by the religious establishment, yet narrated through western eyes. It's fascinating really. Cheerio!
  13. Death of the Shi'i Intellectual Pt2-Death by chain

    Just over 4 months on this one. Good.
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