“Finding within Islam” would be my alternative to “reconciling with Islam”.
Reconciliation carries a large set of assumptions: about Islam, how it relates to the world, and how we relate to it. When reconciling, our focus is set outwards, as opposed to being inwards
I’m still mulling it over, but it’s really growing on me
The Male Ga(y)ze. The Orientalist Ga(y)ze. The Western Ga(y)ze. The Homosexual Ga(y)ze.
Discourse on (un)veiling in a nutshell: unveil, reveil, surveil, preveil
When you appear, rainbows disappear
I creep like sharia. I creep like sharia. I creep like sharia. I creep like sharia. I creep…
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
— Langston Hughes
Games include oppression-lifting, swimming against a current, platitude-throwing, instapunditry, binaryball, speed saving and cab racing
Whenever I come across variations of “what does Islam say about x?” I think of Islam.