Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad speaks on “Riding the Tiger of Modernity” at the Cambridge Muslims College.
“Meaning itself is at an end,” Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad has said, lamenting the spiritual condition of modern Britain. The Enlightenment had claimed that man, not God, was the measure of things, but now, says the British shaykh, measure itself is dead.
I myself have noticed this, though I would say that one of the most serious consequences is the disappearance of proportion. We are enraged by some minor, politically incorrect act by one group while totally ignoring far worse abuses by another. Those perplexed by this have come to believe that ideology is to blame. But ideology is consistent, and the actions of individuals, when examined, are seen to be merely self-serving. Continue reading