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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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Why Jews Don't Proselytize

In an ancient world teeming with competing tribal deities, the monotheism of the Jews was distinctive. Was it merely an accident of history that they didn’t spread their faith?

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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.

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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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Audio Food for the Mind

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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.

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Knowledge, Truth, Being

When a knowing mind has known a being, do we arrive at truth?

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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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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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Self Addressed Speech

Speech may be for communication, but when the soul speaks to itself, who is communicating with whom?

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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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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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Can We All Treat Blasphemy as Taboo?

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

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The Secret of the Morality Tale

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

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Sacred Truths in A Profane World

Roger Scruton and Hamza Yusuf in conversation

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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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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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