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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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Graceful Giving and Grateful Receiving

Asad Tarsin and Joshua Harris exchange ideas about humility as a prerequisite for true gratefulness, Imam al-Ghazālī’s three components of gratitude, and what evolution can’t explain about gratitude.

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Power to the People?

March and Dagli discuss theories of democracy, how Muslims grapple with its promise as well as its baggage, and whether metaphysics can (or should) be untangled from politics.

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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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Equality in the Ancient World

What kind of equality could be universal? A scan of history shows that our modern ideal of equality is more fiction than fact.

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The Decline of Language and the Rise of Nothing

In this episode, Hamza Yusuf interviews President Hibbs on the importance of rekindling a love of language so we might better articulate ourselves and possess the words to describe our experience of the world.

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From Fanaticism to Faith

In the Netherlands, the political climate was toxic with anti-Islam bigotry when Joram van Klaveren made a name for himself as a prominent and ambitious politician.

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What Makes a Book “Great”?

The two discuss what makes great books great, the joy of reading, and the “unruly and intimidating” lineage of great literature.

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Are Believers a Political Tribe?

How can Muslims effect real change for themselves without succumbing to tribalism?

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Philosophy without God

How should religious philosophers understand the methods and goals of modern philosophy?

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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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The Qur’an, the Prophet, and a Forgotten History

Juan Cole and Hamza Yusuf reflect on how a new understanding of the historical period can give us sharper insights into the prophetic mission and the message of the Qur'an.

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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 Art And Artifice Of Poetry

Scott Crider and Hamza Yusuf discuss the art and artifice of poetry.

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What Conservatism Really Means

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The Secret of the Morality Tale

The role of storytelling in Islam's ethical tradition.

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What the Hadith Tradition Reveals About Religion in Academia

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The Silent Theology of Islamic Art

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Can Religion Be Studied Impartially?

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The Roots of Our Crises

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