I am a writer, a teacher, and a designer exploring the intersection between religious studies, literature, theology, 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 examining how their themes, patterns, rituals, and images connect in familiar and unfamiliar ways.
Even though some would like to see us abandon religion altogether as a useless relic from the past, I would like to see us upgrade and redesign religion so that it fulfills its original intention. No matter how old these religions are or what culture they come from, they still hold truths that can speak to us and feed us.
My own contribution to this work involves digging out the hidden treasures of my native religion of Islam. I am working to model what redesigning Islam might look like through the following vehicles:
Remembrance Studio: an educational company specializing in the production of books and other media to support research into the Muslim tradition. Combining what we know from a wide array of disciplines, we intend to teach and explain, uncover and translate, interpret and extend the core wisdom of Islam for all of us living in the 21st century. [current status: active, will be the publisher of my first book]
Remembrance House: an alternative prayer and community space, rooted in the Muslim tradition yet open to all people of faith, embodying the work of Remembrance Studio. [current status: early envisioning phase]
We have a lot of good hearty work to do, so I invite you to roll up your sleeves and join me.