Academic Answers To Spiritual Questions

Immersed in a world of materialism, hedonism and consumerism, many people feel a sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction. Do our lives have meaning or is the universe a pointless particle soup? How do we make sense of moral values in the modern world? What are the challenges confronting religion and civilization today? is a website that brings together academic research on spirituality, religion, psychology, philosophy, history and science in order to explore many of the key questions about life that confront every human being.

Top Five Misquotations Of The Qur’an

The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent. This has also resulted in absurd accusations against the Qur’an…

The Tactics of Bigotry

Bigotry has asserted a strong presence in the public realm as negative characterizations of Islam and Muslims are repeated daily. But how do you convince people to hate one fifth of the world’s population? Does it make sense to tell people that a true Muslim is a violent Muslim? And why has Islam become everyone’s favourite punching-bag?

Fitrah – The Primordial Nature of Man

Is the mind of a baby a blank slate or are there certain concepts ingrained in the human mind? Can human nature be demonstrated in infants from birth? Do thoughts about God and moral values naturally occur to a human growing up or are they fabricated ideas invented by previous cultures? Why are certain ideas and values so widespread among people?
“O Mankind! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each other. The noblest among you in God’s sight is the one of you who best performs his duty. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware”.
Holy Qur'an

Verse 49, Chapter 13

A Life Worth Living

What is it that makes my life worth living? Some people have the luxury…

Meaningful vs Meaningless

When I say a word that you understand, you say it has a meaning…

Islam and Non-Muslims

How do human beings live together on a planet with so many different moral systems…

Advance Care Planning

Advances in modern medicine with life-support equipment have created new…

Why be green?

The earth and its natural resources are being ravaged by mankind. But why…

Rahmah – Compassion is Crucial

Why do human beings do good towards others? At the end of the day, is it always…


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