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On Prophetic Authority and Infallibility

On Prophetic Authority and Infallibility

By Muntasir Zaman

Given the Prophet’s irreplaceable status, taking recourse to his teachings in order to understanding Islam, in any true sense, does not require second thought. 4,867 more words



The public knows that human beings are fallible.
Only people blinded by ideology fall into the trap
of believing in their own infallibility.

(Freeman Dyson, English physicist and mathematician)


Visions And Fictions

Coffee Talk #4 - Two/Three Strikes

This story, at bottom, isn’t really about a book, nor a cafe conversation. Rather, this is a tale about unfolding disappointment. It struck me with greater force than I expected it would, by the time all was said and done. 867 more words

Book Reviews

Rochelle's Quest for the Canon

“Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?”

-Luke 20:4

Rochelle is sitting at a busy local Café, having a lively conversation with a young woman about her age.  2,944 more words


Infallibility & Indefectability of The Church

​”And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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Richard Rohr on Reading The Bible

The past few weeks I’ve begun to fall in love once more with Father Richard Rohr. If you’re unfamiliar with his work do a quick search on Google and you’ll find lots to digest. 96 more words

"The Law of the LORD is Perfect": A Few Thoughts on Inerrancy and Literacy

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether” (Ps 19:7-9). 534 more words