I am a teacher, writer, and designer exploring the intersection between religious studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, software engineering, and design in all of its aspects.
For the past 25 years, I have been studying the religions of the world and seeing similar patterns, models, languages, themes, and images connect in familiar and unfamiliar ways. No matter how old they are or what culture they come from, there is a core of truth there that can still speak to us today. So while some would like to see us abandon religion altogether, I would like to see us upgrade and redesign religion.
As a demonstration, I have chosen to focus on my native religion of Islam and model what redesigning Islam might look like. By combining what we know from a wide array of disciplines, I want to share some examples of how we can teach and explain, uncover and translate, interpret and extend the core wisdom of Islam for all of us living in the 21st century.
We have a lot of good hearty work to do, so I invite you to roll up your sleeves and join me.