Mugees Ul Kaiser

Evaluating Scientism: Is Science The Only Way to Truth?

Evaluating Scientism: Is Science The Only Way to Truth?

More fundamentally, science observes reality through the lens of subject-object dualism thus fragmenting its vision of whole reality at its very genesis. Mugees Ul Kaiser stresses, 'Note that even though being dualist in nature, science overtime has completely neglected the subject as Husserl noted.'

The splendor of science and scientific achievements has cast its spell on modern civilization, penetrating its way deep into modern mentality. Although the achievements of science cannot be belittled or negated in any way but the glamour associated has gradually developed into a philosophy of Scientism which is problematic. Captivated by the speedy and substantial […]

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Muslim Modernism, Traditionalism and Liberalism: Putting things in perspective

Muslim Modernism, Traditionalism and Liberalism: Putting things in perspective

In the postmodern world where some of the Muslims accept and follow religion only when in conformity with the western 'isms', Mugees Ul Kaiser writes how these 'isms' fail because of the 'liquid modernity' and how religion stands tall above all for its basis on what he calls 'metaphysical intellect which is trans-temporal and trans-historical'.

Modernist Muslims, who cut themselves off from tradition under the influence of evolutionism and progressivism, thinking that they develop a better understanding of things with the passage of time, are putting themselves in a quite vulnerable position. They seem to suggest that modernity and post-modernity are closer in conformity to the truth than Prophet Muhammad […]

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Approach to Knowledge: Specialization vs Generalization

Approach to Knowledge: Specialization vs Generalization

Focusing only on one discipline at the cost of others is inevitably going to create a “fragmented” tunnel vision in students. It leads to biases, imbalances, narrow and sometimes extreme ways of looking at things.

The trade-off alluded to in the title above is an important debate on one’s approach to knowledge as an endeavor.  On one side of the debate, people support specializing and zooming into one specific field of expertise. In contrast, people on the other hand opine that ‘instead of knowing a lot about one thing one […]

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Academic Discourse vs Popular Understanding – Tracking the Genesis of Sectarian Strifes

Academic Discourse vs Popular Understanding – Tracking the Genesis of Sectarian Strifes

In almost every village and the town of our valley, there is a large chunk of our passionate youth that debate and discuss various sensitive religious issues on streets, in schools, colleges, mosques, and various other public places. Many of them unfortunately but quite naturally evolve into ugly fights. The result is that our society […]

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A balanced view on Sir Syed Ahmed khan-Dr Israr’s holistic approach

A balanced view on Sir Syed Ahmed khan-Dr Israr’s holistic approach

With the arrival of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s birthday, people have ignited discussions about him, turning the pages of history to discuss about a man who might have a contentious & a murky reputation but certainly owns a personality which is hard to ignore! Different people opine differently about him & his role in shaping […]

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‘Philosphy’ or ‘Science’ – Is it a zero-sum game?

‘Philosphy’ or ‘Science’ – Is it a zero-sum game?

Although there is an age old epistemic riddle between Empiricists and Rationalists but if we compromise delaying that discussion and its aftermath for now then there is no doubt if someone posits that physical sciences like physics and chemistry comprise of ‘real knowledge’ where as philosophers seem to merely speculate about ‘abstract stuff’ which seemingly […]

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Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

There are innumerable injunctions put forth by the Quran and Sunnah which warn Muslims about making alterations in the religion of God like the previous nations (Jews) who morphed the divine text under the weight of their own whims and desires; thus earned God’s displeasure. The stigma associated with something known as bid’ah (innovation) is […]