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Breaking the Cycle of Oppression

The tyrant in the palace and the bully on the street corner are easy to see, but spotting the tyrant within our own souls is far more challenging.


The Oneness of Being

By affirming multiple levels to being, Islamic scholars rejected the flattening of being and the notion that a thing either is or is not.


“Everything Other Than God Is Unreal”

A sound ontological argument would show that even without human experience of the world, pure reason itself necessarily arrives at the existence of God.


Can an Islamic Natural Theology Explain God's Silence Today?

In our age of rage and reason, we must examine the implications of the God of Abraham remaining silent, even in the face of widespread rejection.


Things in Their Proper Places

In Western philosophy, the conversation about justice has been long and winding. How has this conversation proceeded among Muslims?


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.


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.


Counting the Minutes

Every single thing we do, every moment of waking awareness, every instant of our lives might carry value, be significant, and be ordered to some meaningful end.


Pia Fraus: Our Words and God’s Truth

Is it possible that there are times when our words more faithfully reflect God’s truth because they do not conform or correspond to what happens to be the case?


After Revelation, Where Does Reason Lead?

With the end of revelation, Muslim scholars established a framework that allowed us to continue to “hear” God’s word, without the pitfalls of pure fideism on one hand and free interpretation on the other.


The End of Hope

A thought-provoking conversation with Chris Hedges, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf about hope, despair, and the future of our nation.


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.


The Human in the Qur’an

How four Qur’anic aspects of humanity combine to make man a distinctive creation.

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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 Secret of the Morality Tale

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


Sacred Truths in A Profane World

Roger Scruton and Hamza Yusuf in conversation


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.


Wisdom in Pieces

Science, philosophy, and art have been blown apart, and our conversations have devolved into chaos. How do we begin to learn the art of disagreement?


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

Hamza Yusuf on how Islam offers space for pluralism


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