Nick Elitzik

Nick Elitzik

Nick Elitzik

Mahmoud Shabestari’s The Book of Creation Knowledge. The highest pursuit is the highest knowledge. But what is the highest knowledge, and how does one find it? Shabestari’s unrelenting ridicule of philosophers who further divorce themselves from the ultimate truth by attempting to dissect the primordial unity with mechanistic intellects. “As both eyes of the philosopher see double he(…)

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Nick Elitzik

Nick Elitzik

I mostly didn’t like the mosque in Cleveland. The strongest impression I got from the interior space was a feeling of sparseness. I understand that when the Prophet order all idols in the ka’bah destroyed, mosques worldwide were to follow suit as an affront to polytheism, but I feel like there should be some magnificence to fill the(…)

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Nick Elitzik

Nick Elitzik

First of all, this book is absolutely beautiful. I lover the color scheme, the little flowers, the neat and lively arabic cursive, the border designs, and the margin spaces, especially the water mark-looking impressions that say to me, this is a book! Much more than plain white pages, these pages give the visceral impression that its pages are(…)

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Nick Elitzik

Nick Elitzik

          In the beginning of this passage, “doers of good” is explicitly defined as those “who establish prayer and give zakah.” They are the followers of Allah, and as such they will be rewarded with right guidance. The main moral teaching of this passage is that one should follow Allah and(…)

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