Lenn E. Goodman, an expert on Jewish and Islamic metaphysics, joins Esme Partridge to discuss the philosophical heritage of AI—which he locates in the medieval and renaissance study of alchemy—and the implications of our rapid embrace of AI.
Chris Hedges speaks to Renovatio editor Safir Ahmed about what fuels our contemporary narcissism and prevents us from fulfilling our moral obligations to ourselves and to society.
Zaytuna lecturer Hasan Spiker identifies the true ground of objectivity in a conversation with Esme Partridge.
Philosopher Thomas Hibbs and host Ubaydullah Evans explore one of the most repeated objections to the universal benefits of a liberal arts education.
Examining notions of selfhood and subjectivity before and in the modern period
Rushain Abbasi and Omar Qureshi present their ideas on why shirk retains theological utility for Muslims today
Scholars Mohammad Fadel and Lawrence Jannuzzi discuss the contours of equality, power, and hierarchy from both an Islamic legal and contemporary political perspective.
Fr. Stephen A. Gregg speaks with Asad Tarsin on the nature of solitude
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.
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.
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.
The mere act of writing for one’s self tends to reveal the fact that each one of us contains multitudes.
What kind of equality could be universal? A scan of history shows that our modern ideal of equality is more fiction than fact.
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.
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.
The two discuss what makes great books great, the joy of reading, and the “unruly and intimidating” lineage of great literature.
How can Muslims effect real change for themselves without succumbing to tribalism?
How should religious philosophers understand the methods and goals of modern philosophy?
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?
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.
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.
Scott Crider and Hamza Yusuf discuss the art and artifice of poetry.
The role of storytelling in Islam's ethical tradition.