We are drowning in a sea of poorly educated muftis, DIY shaykhs, Internet ustads and celebrity, stadium-filling Islamovangelists. What they offer is the kind of knowledge that flatters the soul rather than confronting it. Most of our problems as a community can be traced back to the damage done by these amateur Rent-A-Ruling time-wasters and charlatans.
–Dr. Colin Turner (author of Islam the Basics)
Understanding the good from the bad information about faith is of the highest importance. Our knowledge structures the beliefs we have now and will have in the future.