Ep. 55: Islamic Principles #19: Benefiting from Others

The boundaries of civilizations and religions are fundamentally porous. It is common for them to speak to one another, to benefit from one another, and to work in tandem for common goods. Islam, as both a religion and civilization, is no exception and has been very open historically to learning and benefiting from others. In this episode I dissect this and also draw some contemporary examples.

Quran Mentioned
“Lord of the worlds” (1:2)
“We have not sent you except as a mercy to mankind” (21:107)

Hadith Mentioned
“Wisdom is the lost property of the believer” (Ibn Hibban)
“I was sent as a merciful gift” (al-Dārimi & al-Bayhaqi)
The story of the Prophet interceding on behalf of humanity” (Bukhari)

Selected Notes
Pythagorean Theorem  
Dar al-Hikma
Dar al-Ifta of Egypt

Ep. 54: Islamic Principles #18: Towards an Islamic Paradigm

In our current context it is common to hear discussions about the compatibility or non compatibility of Islam with certain trends. While there is no doubt that these conversations have always occurred, they seem to happen more today than ever before. In this episode I want us to start thinking about what we already know and believe about Islam, but to articulate it in the language of “paradigm”. I think that this is really just the beginning of the discussion, and I hope  to expand on it much more in the future.

Episode Notes

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