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Bilal Muhammad reflects on Plato's Crito and the social contract in Islam.[...]

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Yuval Noah Harari, the Gilgamesh Project, and the Science Industry ranshumanism is a philosophical and technological movement that seeks to enhance human cognition and longevity. With emerging technologies that promise to overcome fundamental human limitations, Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian, believes that we are among the “final [...]

A brief history of Muslim intellectual contact with Hinduism. [...]

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Insights from Bilal Muhammad about what happened between Jesus and Muhammad's prophetic careers.[...]

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An early Christian document giving us a look at a pre-Nicaean group's view of Jesus son of Mary.[...]

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Could technocracy be our way forwards?[...]

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Is Mary the real bridge between Christians and Muslims?[...]

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Arabic Manuscript

Despite the influence of Sharīf al-Murtaḍā’s Amālī, the paratextual features of its manuscript copies are seldom discussed. This paper compares such features in two 17th and 19th-century manuscripts.   Abstract A number of Sharīf [...]

Numerous studies of Mamlūk books congeal around luxury manuscripts. Doris Behrens-Abouseif’s monograph offers a new window into the production and reception of ordinary books in the Mamlūk world.[...]

The relationship between Malcolm X and the Twelve Imams of Ahl al-Bayt has so far been little-known even though it may have shaped a significant aspect of Malcolm's religious and political worldview.[...]

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