Bism Allah Alrahman Alraheem
I’ve wanted to put together this blog for about two years now. The delay was largely due to a lack of time, but was partly held up as I wondered whether I had anything worthwhile to contribute. Recently though, I shifted away from a traditional nine-to-five job and now (thankfully) have a much more accommodating schedule. On the value of my prospective posts, however, I remain, admittedly, uncertain. Perhaps my musings will spark lively debate. Perhaps they’ll fade into the ether. Regardless though, if my content remains somewhat relevant and consistent, then I’ll consider my efforts time well spent. And, in any case, when better to start a new longterm project that the beginning of a new year – a new decade even.
As for the the topics I plan to write on, they run the gamut from analyses of political theory, to reviews of historical documentaries, to observations on the state of American Islam. And since for most of the next two years, God willing, I’ll be in the Middle East (specifically, Egypt) – an area often at the nexus of politics, history, and religion – I doubt I’ll want for content. So, in whatever small way I can, I hope to offer with each post something useful, perhaps even insightful, and maybe unpredictable. Also, not wanting this blog to get entirely too weighty, I’ll be sure to interject some more inane observations (no shortage of those in Egypt either) to lighten the mood.
So whether you check back occasionally or regularly, I hope you’ll let your thoughts be known and help make this journal more of a conversation than a rant.