Author: Marcus Tullius

Q&A Tall buildings in Mecca

Question Are these ḥadith sound? Are the references provided correct and accurate? When you see the belly of Makkah will be cleft open and through it will be dug out river-like passages (i.e. tunnels) (or water in...

The Historic Reality of Paganism in Arabia

Introduction Reconstructing the precise reality of the paganism as it existed in Arabia is a complicated task.  What were its essential features?  What exactly did the pagan Arabs actually believe about God, the afterlife, the...

Colours

  Our essential characteristics are not defined by the things we have no control over, but rather the things which we do.   Devoid of all worldly distractions, each mature person of sound mind living...

Q&A: The ‘Middle’ Prayer

Question What is the ‘Ṣalātul-wusṭa’ – the ‘middle’ prayer that is mentioned in the Qur’ān?   Answer The ‘Ṣalātul-wusṭa’ that is mentioned in the Qur’ānic verse, is the middle prayer or mid-afternoon prayer, ‘aṣr. While...

Brexit’s bitter harvest

  Following the resounding defeat of the Labour Party in the recent general election of Dec-2019, bitter recriminations from the fallout continue to reverberate.  Party activists that staked enormous political capital in the hope that...