Category Archives for Reflections

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence

Ode to my shoes

My dear noble friends, my humble servants, my trusty companions: alas, the time has come to part ways. We have been through thick and thin together, through rainstorm, snow and searing heat, on hillside and lowland, on soft verge and … Continue reading

10. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Are any of these claims true?

A friend posts conspiratorial claims on the Internet. I am surprised, because he is a student of knowledge who knows all about the importance of verification in our deen. So I ask, “Are any of these claims true?” A friendly … Continue reading

07. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Private faith

Is it really deception to keep one’s faith to oneself? I get the impression that some people I know are moderate evangelicals, but they’ve never actually said so. Generally speaking, we’re not a people who goes for show; we like … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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A Mirror

As a people, we suffer from serious amnesia and as a result make these crass statements based on the news of the day. We forget that 70 million people were killed over six years during World War II, of whom … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Gateways to the soul

Our senses, notably our eyes and ears, are gateways to our hearts. In this interview, recorded just hours before his execution in 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy, speaks of the pervasive influence exposure to extreme, violent pornography had on him: … Continue reading

04. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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A Guiding Helper for today

It has become apparent to me for a couple of years now that there is a real and urgent need for a fiqh and adab guide to navigating the Internet, particularly for the Internet generation. I am alarmed by online … Continue reading

03. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Extremes

We’re living in an age of such extremes that many of us haven’t realised we’ve become extremists.

02. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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20-year rule

It will be another 20 years before we know what’s really happening today, but by then nobody will care; it will all be ancient history. By then we will be engaged in new conflicts, more terrifying than ever before, and … Continue reading

21. August 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Destruction

19. August 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Flag day

Is it possible for us to support the needy today without being entertained? The best charity, we believe, is that given in secret. And yet my news feed brims each day with a multitude of activities and events designed to … Continue reading

19. August 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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