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Transcendence and TikTok

The Religious Concept of God’s Manifestation Has Devolved into Self-Manifestation on Social Media

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The Harmony of Hierarchy

A Stoic Approach to Rescuing the Planet

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Early Islam and the Modern Discourse on Race

If we avoid reading American race relations into Islamic history, we can see why blackness in early Islam denoted little more than an outsider status for the Arabs.

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When Equality Is Not Enough

Equality is indisputably a central Islamic moral value, but preventing domination could be Islam’s most important legal principle.

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The Human Arts of Graceful Giving and Grateful Receiving

Expressing thanks comes from good manners and also accrues future benefits. But is there more to gratitude than attending to politeness and seeking reward?

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Reimagining the Factory City

The Factory Syndrome has frayed the social fabric of industrial cities. Can insights about urbanization by the fourteenth-century Muslim polymath Ibn Khaldun help remedy our current crisis of community?

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Why Beauty Is Not Optional

Ubaydullah Evans engages with Oludamini Ogunnaike on the quiddity of beauty, beauty as it relates to a fuller understanding of God, and the correlation between beauty and spiritual maturity.

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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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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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“The Diversity of Your Languages and Complexions”

Ethnic diversity serves as a sign of God, demonstrating that His ramifying creativity has been at work, and getting to know others enriches and enlarges the self.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Listening of the Soul

Speaking distinguishes the human, but the soul’s capacity to listen helps us fulfill our human potential.

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