Naved Islam

About

Behind the name.

This website is now 2 years old. Wow! Praise to Allah.

Muslims will be at home with the topics, themes and terms on this website. People who believe in other Abrahamic faiths will find a lot of familiar territory, helping them understand the parts of Islam that are new to them. And people of other beliefs will benefit from a deep-dive into a fresh worldview that’s still relatable.


My name is: at the top of every page on this website! More than just identifying the author, this is because:

  1. To name this site something fancy could be a cause for arrogance.
  2. It’s a warning that every word here is written by a random person you don’t know. A fancy name like Muslim Lamp (made-up example) could unintentionally mislead people, or help them forget that this site is no authority.
  3. To remind you that an ordinary person is producing something and trying, so there is no reason why you can’t do better and more!
  4. A ‘cool’ title like Lightning Claps (that’s my previous site, actually), can be improved or grow out of taste, causing problems later on.
  5. My name has been always been reserved online, so I intend to never let go of this website address, insha Allah!

I spend time studying the religion, writing for people (articles) and for machines (programming). I love it when I can combine all three, like with this website! I’m very interested in the humanities too.

Feel free to email me about anything from the link at the bottom 👇🏼

Also, if you enjoy the pictures featured on this site, visit this gallery to see more and learn about the photographers.


Updated July 27, 2020


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