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Why Jews Don't Proselytize

In an ancient world teeming with competing tribal deities, the monotheism of the Jews was distinctive. Was it merely an accident of history that they didn’t spread their faith?


The Many Sides of Knowledge

If the knowledge we gather is partial and limited, can we truly understand the feelings and experiences of others?


Medina and Athena: Restoring a Lost Legacy

The divorce between Athena and Medina explains much of what went wrong in the Muslim world.


Can We Free Our Minds in a Postcolonial World?

Zaid Shakir, Francisco Nahoe, and Oludamini Ogunnaike engage in a public conversation on the legacy of colonialism in today's educational system.


The Soul of Rhetoric in the Age of Amazon

Our digital lives are so mediated by soulless algorithms that it seems absurd to imagine genuine human relationships governing our online interactions.


The Status of Woman in America

The woman conserves those deeper moral forces which make for the happiness of homes and the righteousness of the country.


To See the World for the First Time

Can religious traditions help us see what is most mysterious in what is most ordinary?


How Faith Can Influence Environmental Ethics

The world's great faith traditions might differ on our relationship to nature, but are they unified on an ethical approach to protecting our natural environment?


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Blessed Opposition

The principle of non-contradiction—that the same thing cannot both be and not be— is routinely denied in modern thought, but this rejection never confronts its real authority.


How We Split the World Apart

We often understand philosophy as secular and rational and faith as transcendent and irrational. But are the two really separate?


Language Is Not Mechanical (and Neither Are You)

Modern philosophers and scientists are committed to the idea of world as machine, and yet they cannot explain language without the immaterial mind.


What Islam Gave the Blues

The blues is neither African nor Islamic—rather, it’s an African American creation shaped by some of the most enduring contributions of West African Muslims to American culture.


The Truth a Building Speaks

To be erected, buildings need more than brick and mortar; they need a hierarchy of crucial decisions, which ultimately reveal what we value.


Self Addressed Speech

Speech may be for communication, but when the soul speaks to itself, who is communicating with whom?


Breaking the Language Barrier

The Han Kitab teaches that the Islam found in the Arabic and Persian books is only one possible way in which the Islamic revelation can be expressed.


The Secret of the Morality Tale

Only narratives can ensure our ethics take both intention and circumstance into account.


Can We All Treat Blasphemy as Taboo?

Should Muslims accept a moral perspective about blasphemy that’s grounded in liberal ethics?


Sacred Truths in A Profane World

Roger Scruton and Hamza Yusuf in conversation


Of Cannons and Canons

Colonialism universalized modern Western education. As we wrestle with this often bitter legacy, why do calls to “diversify” what we read fall short?


Can Materialism Explain the Mind?

Some philosophers believe materialism has now reached an insurmountable quandary in the question of consciousness.


With God on Our Side? Islam and the Question of Pluralism

Hamza Yusuf on how Islam offers space for pluralism


What Images Are Doing to Our Souls

Can spiritual philosophy teach us how to pay attention to the effects digital images have on our souls?


Beware What Comes Within from Without

Does habitual exposure to digital images destroy the stillness of heart required for seeing God within our soul?


When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?

Scripture and science, taken together, can lead believers to rethink our understanding of when life begins, of the miracle of revelation, and most certainly of abortion.


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