Recently, I visited some Muslim websites. Or should I call them "Islamic" sites?
And glanced through a couple of articles, which, I take it, were written by Muslims, even though given the complications of the website format used, I couldn't tell for sure.
And I was surprised -- pleasantly, I should say -- that, first of all, the articles seemed to have been written in "English" -- more or less "real English."
By this I mean the writing was markedly different from the usual Pakistani, Indian or Arab versions of the English language, which has generally been the standard fare in most Muslim-Islamic writings.
Not only that. Even the content of the articles I read seemed to have been fairly well researched, well organized and well written.
And the topics that were selected appeared to border on what some people may see as cutting-edge issues of the day.
I was almost on the verge of saying: "Bravo Muslims! What took you so long?"
I am asking myself: Is this, finally, the arrival of a new dawn for Islam and Muslims in the West?
Away from the usual insularity and ghetto-state of Muslim thinking and communication to a new awakening to excellence and innovation in Muslim thought and writing?
May God Almighty make it so!