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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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Cultural Devolution

How the New Victimhood Culture Rejects Human Dignity and Divinity

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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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Humans Are Designed for the Rule of Law

The consequence of human dignity is not unfettered freedom but the right to be subject to rules that respect humans as rational agents.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?

Scripture and science, taken together, can lead believers to rethink our understanding of when life begins, of the miracle of revelation, and most certainly of abortion.

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Graceful Giving and Grateful Receiving

Joshua Lee Harris and Asad Tarsin

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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 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.

The Harmony of Hierarchy

Modern environmental ethics bounds with arguments that humans and non-humans are equal, but it is not a stretch to conclude, as Stoics might, that to destroy the planet on which we live is to turn our back on distinctly human reason and live misanthropically.

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How Architecture Erodes—or Elevates—Our Values

Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni shares her insights about why the health of our communities requires cultivating a neighborliness that respects boundaries while encouraging them to become porous.

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

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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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