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Why Salvation Means Submission

What Jane Eyre Tells Us about the Believer’s Journey

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At the Movies with African Sufis

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From Fanaticism to Faith

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To See the World for the First Time

Can religious traditions help us see what is most mysterious in what is most ordinary?

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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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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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A New History of the Prophet of Islam ﷺ

A “world war” between the Eastern Roman and Iranian empires helps us understand the mission of the Prophet s in a new light.

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The Only Real Solitude

Solitude calls to mind experiences that differ widely, from the pain of isolation to the freedom of self-reliance. How then should we understand the nature of being alone?

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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.

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Things in Their Proper Places

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

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The Decline of Language and the Rise of Nothing

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

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Medina and Athena: Restoring a Lost Legacy

Hamza Yusuf shares his article that he wrote for the Spring 2019 issue.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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The Status of Woman in America

The woman conserves those deeper moral forces which make for the happiness of homes and the righteousness of the country.

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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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