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Winter Solstice

Seeing this is the shortest day of the year, I have resolved today’s effort here will be much shorter than yesterday’s. Yes, of course it was all brilliant 😉 — but Sirdan can’t afford to spend all that time at work reading it, and The Rabbit still has assignments to complete.

I must add to yesterday’s, though, a clarification: I really do recommend Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s The Heart of Islam as a very elegant defence of the traditional position of Muslims, utterly opposed to the evils we have come to associate with Islamists and terror. Professor Nasr is a very learned man and a great spirit. He also writes extremely well. He is not a simple literalist in his interpretation of the Quran either, though he does hold to the traditional exaltation of that book.

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