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The Only Real Solitude

The Pain and Power of Being Alone

Myths versus Novels

If myths and novels belong to different categories, do the fictional beings that reside in each have essential natures that make different demands of us, the consumers of imaginative works?

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On Migrating to Lands of Melancholy

Those who migrate for worldly gain are likely to be miserably assimilated and crushed, while those whose intention is noble, who are willing to see and understand and heal, can serve a redemptive purpose.

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From Humanistic to Mechanistic Economics—and Back?

Implementing moral ideals in corporate settings necessarily requires us to dismiss the materialist pretensions of economics.

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The Freedom of Self-Sacrifice

Can we rediscover the ancient roots of moral action in the late-modern twilight of free will?

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Suffering as Surrender

If we are righteous, pious servants of the Merciful and steward well our lives but still are stricken with calamities, then these are trials from God and we must surrender to Him.

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The Sound of Silence

God’s speech is real, true, and authoritative; the speech of anything else, in and of itself, is unreal, false, and unreliable.

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King Lear and the Beatitudes

Does the eternal horizon of reward help us more fully understand Lear’s suffering and subsequent transformation in Shakespeare’s tragedy?

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How to Climb the Seven-Story Mountain

Classics by Marcus Aurelius and Farīd al-Dīn ¢Aţţār, a thousand years apart, illustrate the spiritual journey.

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In an age of transience, explore ideas that are timeless.

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Do We Mistake Our Passion for Truth with Its Possession?

God has given the Abrahamic family a window of opportunity to advance beyond sibling rivalry in the direction of fraternal cooperation.

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A Dangerous Schooling

Only when a person suffers and wills to learn from what he suffers does he come to know something about himself and about his relationship to God.

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Conversing with One's Self

As individuals, we must all face and absorb pain, but could a regular habit of personal writing help nullify or transmute our experience of suffering?

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Christians and the Prophecy of Muhammad ﷺ

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Philosophy without God

How should religious philosophers understand the methods and goals of modern philosophy?

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Where Do Imaginary Figures Come From?

A conversation on the origin of fictional beings and the notion of artistic creativity

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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.

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The Covenant of Language

In an age when even the idea of truth awaits trial, how do we renew our trust in words and things?

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Muslims Are Not a Race

Many intellectuals believe Islamophobia is a form of racism, but the ultimate presuppositions embedded in this view are antithetical not only to Islam but to religion as such.

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The Many Sides of Knowledge

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

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Among the Disbelievers

How does the “radical other”—the unbeliever, and not merely the wayward Abrahamic cousin—figure in Islamic discourses on toleration and coercion?

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Must Religious Duty Conflict With Political Order?

To secure the kind of religious freedoms Muslims desire, we must revisit Muslim commitment to religious pluralism and shared obedience to sovereign powers.

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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.

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Why Are Muslims Seen as a Race?

Does critical race theory presuppose principles antithetical to Islam, or should we understand it as a neutral framework for analyzing the nature of power and oppression?

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