It was only six years later that I decided to do another PhD this time in Islamic Studies. Madness never ends!
In my PhD I have compared and analyses the Farahi school of thought with the traditional Shia and Sunni schools of thought in order to better understand the features of the Farahi thought and its strengths as well as areas for consideration. To do this, I carried out four case studies that involved in-depth analysis of the following subjects: Hijab, Stoning, Apostasy, Return of Jesus.
When I started this PhD I thought it was mostly me structuring what I already knew, rather than learning anything new. I was amazed by the number of new dimensions that this PhD opened to me. This was only possible by benefiting from academic work rather than traditional work that I was already aware of.
Any way, the journey is now almost over. I successfully defended my work in the viva a couple of months ago, alhamdulillah, and am now in the process of finalizing my dissertation to submit the final version.
This was the main reason why I was not as active as before in Exploring Islam. My last post in Heart to Heart is about a year old!
Any way, I am now back to normal (whatever it means!) and will try my best to keep the website active and to write more often in this space as well.
Yes, madness never ends, but it does not need to show itself in the same form again, so promise, no third PhD ever!