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The Impractical Gifts of an Intellectual Life

Philosopher Zena Hitz examines the pleasure and fulfillment that come from intellectual pursuits born out of our own self-directed curiosity

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AI versus Human Consciousness: A Future with Machines as Our Masters?

For many, AI represents the beginning of a future when machines equal—and even surpass—humans in their “intelligence.” But intelligence and consciousness are distinctively human—and immaterial—qualities, which machines can never possess.

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A Muslim Declaration of Human Rights?

Muslims have long endeavored to produce a modern human rights declaration holistically rooted in their tradition. How might they finally succeed?

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Cultural Devolution

How the New Victimhood Culture Rejects Human Dignity and Divinity

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How the Cult of the Self Undermines the Rule of Law

The cult of the self, celebrated at the expense of justice, undercuts the foundations that make the rule of law and democracy possible.

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A Multi-Miraculous Verse of the Qur’an

The Rule of Law of Love, affirmed by the Qur’an, can resolve many of the questions that have bedeviled people and thinkers in the West and in Christianity to this day.

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Resisting the Architecture of Apathy

The way societies driven by profit and production design and build lived environments breeds an apathy that, unchecked, can only lead to the dissolution of human communities as we’ve known them.

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Facts For Fictions

Does a fiction need to originate in, and rely on, a fact of reality? The answer seems to be: Yes.

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Islamic Law and the Children of Adam

Many contemporary human rights can be grounded in laws originating from Islam’s insistence on universal brotherhood.

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Rethinking the World Brain

The internet places knowledge at our fingertips, but to assert that we can know things wholly independently is, in one interpretation of the Qur’anic verse, to “transgress our limits.”

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Can We Think Deeply about Important Ideas without Writing about Them?

Writing that cultivates the ideals of intellectual and moral growth that motivate us must eschew the illusions of originality and detachment.

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The Logic of the Birds

Poetry is perhaps unique among the arts for its capacity to combine seeming opposites into a totality that mirrors that of our own being.

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What a Pandemic Reveals about the Rule of Law

Emergencies often require bypassing the rule of law, but the common good, in the long run, ultimately depends on legal predictability.

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The Seven Deadly Sins in the Modern World

Renovatio editor-in-chief Hamza Yusuf—conversing with scholars, leaders, and writers—explores one of religion’s most enduring conceptual frameworks, the Seven Deadly Sins.

Is Gluttony Still A Sin?

The Seven Deadly Sins In the Modern World

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Protection from Power

Scholars Mohammad Fadel and Lawrence Jannuzzi discuss the contours of equality, power, and hierarchy from both an Islamic legal and contemporary political perspective.

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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.

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What Makes a Book "Great"?

Fr. Francisco Nahoe and Sarah Barnette

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Conversing with a National Treasure: Wisdom and Wit with Eva Brann

Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College, converses with Eva Brann, the sagely long time educator and author of St. Johns College in Annapolis Maryland about philosophy, wisdom, and wit.

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