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The Seven Deadly Sins in the Modern World

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Is There Moral Equality between Humans and Animals?

Like humans, animals possess rights—but are their rights any weaker than ours?

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“People Are Equal Like the Teeth of a Comb”

How do we account for a common humanity in a way that does not lead to bare uniformity, whereby we must all be human in the same way?

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The Egalitarian Objection to Liberal Education

Far from being elitist and aristocratic, the liberal arts can free the human soul in the pursuit of human flourishing and advance the cause of equality.

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Equal To?

Equality is a relation, but the most consequential relation in society is that between inequality and liberty.

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Say “Are they equal, those who know and those who do not know?” (Qur’an 39:9)

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A Life in Photographs

Peter Sanders’ latest book is a culmination of years of travel and encounters with men and women considered set apart in their relationship with God.

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What Is the Place of Democracy in Islam?

Can—and should—democracy be a deep commitment for religious Muslims?

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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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Why Salvation Means Submission

Jane Eyre, as both domestic romance and bildungsroman, speaks powerfully to many secular debates of gender, empire, and psyche, but the novel is in fact a deeply pious text, with a transcendent and spiritual Christian evangelicalism at its heart.

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Sacred Truths in a Profane World

Can an alliance of religious believers help humanity emerge from an age of skepticism?

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Graceful Giving and Grateful Receiving

Asad Tarsin and Joshua Harris exchange ideas about humility as a prerequisite for true gratefulness, Imam al-Ghazālī’s three components of gratitude, and what evolution can’t explain about gratitude.

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Music for the Soul

We speak to historian Sylviane A. Diouf about the influence of Qur’anic recitation on African music styles and, by extension, the blues; how the banjo is just as emblematic of African music as the drums; and how black music has always looked to the future.

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Can English Capture the Language of Revelation?

English-speaking Muslims have yet to produce a definitive translation of the Qur’an. What guidance can a new literary translation of the Bible provide for today’s Qur’an translators?

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

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Are Believers a Political Tribe?

How can Muslims effect real change for themselves without succumbing to tribalism?

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After Revelation, Where Does Reason Lead?

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

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Cultivating the Life Skill of Writing

The mere act of writing for one’s self tends to reveal the fact that each one of us contains multitudes.

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Beware What Comes Within from Without

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

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Spirituality in the Postmodern World

How ought traditional metaphysics grapple with liquid spiritualities that revolve not around objectivity but the individual self, free from all doctrinal restraints?

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Philosophy without God

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

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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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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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The Forest Within Us

The natural world can be a medicine, but without attention to our inner world, we may continue to suffer unease.

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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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Sacred Truths in a Profane World

Can an alliance of religious believers help humanity emerge from an age of skepticism?

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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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The Human in the Qur’an

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

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