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Blessed Opposition

The principle of non-contradiction—that the same thing cannot both be and not be— is routinely denied in modern thought, but this rejection never confronts its real authority.

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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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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.

Essays

The Islamic Art of Asking Questions

Muslims of the past always tolerated permanent disagreement even about versions of religious truth. Can modern Muslims recapture this tradition?

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What Makes Art Islamic?

A scholar, a calligrapher, and a designer in conversation during an event in Berkeley, California

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Can We All Treat Blasphemy as Taboo?

Should Muslims accept a moral perspective about blasphemy that’s grounded in liberal ethics?

Essays

Can We Live in Harmony With Nature?

The roots of our environmental crisis are often neglected because, were they to be considered, our worldviews and manners of living would necessarily have to change.

Articles

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.

Videos

The Truth a Building Speaks

To be erected, buildings need more than brick and mortar; they need a hierarchy of crucial decisions, which ultimately reveal what we value.

Essays

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.

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The Secret of the Morality Tale

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

Essays

Sacred Truths in A Profane World

Roger Scruton and Hamza Yusuf in conversation

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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.

Essays

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?

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

Hamza Yusuf on how Islam offers space for pluralism

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