Audiobook: The Dark Crypt of History (Persian version)

[ 3 minutes to read ] How did Islam emerge? by Mazdak Bamdadan (Dr. Mohsen Banaie) Abstract Since the very lecture of Ignatz Goldziher in Paris from the year 1900, Islamic Studies have faced a sustainable revision, which questions the reliance and authenticity of traditional Islamic historiography through multiple academic methods and perspectives. From Goldziher onwards, numerous notable scholars from different […]

Book review: Beyond Doubt: the Secularization of Society

[ 2 minutes to read ] Authors: Isabella Kasselstrand, Phil Zuckerman, and Ryan Cragun In the riveting and timely book “Beyond Doubt: the Secularization of Society,” sociologists Isabella Kasselstrand, Phil Zuckerman, and Ryan Cragun embark on an intellectual journey to explore the decline of religion in modernized nations. With a blend of empirical evidence and philosophical insight, they present a compelling […]

Different thoughts for women in Afghanistan

[ < 1 minute to read ] Deceived by the devil    Maybe an angel from the generation of fire Which showed my honesty and simplicity and deceived me.  I was fatima  I was the queen of tomorrow.  Sometimes they put heaven under  my feet and sometimes imperfect intellect.  Sometimes addressed me half the men, sometimes they stoned me.  Sometimes they swore by my […]

To a non-Afghan girl!

[ 3 minutes to read ] Good wishes from Afghanistan to your broken heart. I know you are sad and so your heart is broken. Even, your sweetheart is in love with someone else. for a girl it can be hard. I understand how it is too hard… But you know what? I have not yet felt the sweet pains of […]

Julia Sweeny – Letting go of God

[ < 1 minute to read ] One of the funniest stories about searching for god, and not finding him, is a theater play, written and performed by Julia Sweeney. In this episode “two young Mormon missionaries knock on Julia Sweeney’s door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.” The full version of Sweeney’s solo show […]