Many of us confuse reality with religion. That is why it is important for me to explain how Islam is not “religion” but reality.
Islam is Al-Haqq. Translation: Reality.
Islam is divine, from beginning to end. Religion is man-made.
Religion is presided over by priests and pundits. Islam has no priests or pundits. Only scholars who may choose to be students of Islam.
That is why Islam is reality, from God Almighty.
And that is also why I am not a “Religion” writer – just because I choose to write about Islam.
Nor am I a “Faith” scholar, as some people may think.
I am a student of Islam, Muslims and the World. And that is what I write and speak about.
And that means everything that there is, was or can be: now or forever; here, there and everywhere else.
For, that is Islam. [...]