Contemporary Issues

Course Series: Islamic Philosophy and the Fundamental Concepts of Modern Thinking (Advanced)

In this series, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid tackles Islamic philosophy and the fundamental concepts of modern thinking such as Freedom and Capitalism

Freedom from the Perspective of Islamic Philosophy: A Critical History of an Ambiguous Concept

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid answers the question: what does Islam have to say about freedom and coercion? This course investigates possible answers to these questions and more.

Capitalism and Consumerism: A New Critique from the Perspective of Islamic Philosophy

This course by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid lays special emphasis on how Islamic philosophy can offer new ways of reconstructing our social, familial and individual choices against the many impasses corporate capitalism forced upon us

Is Islam a Religion of Violence?

Dr. Jamal Badawi discusses the issue of whether there is any command in the Qur’an that allows Muslims to fight others on the sole grounds that they are not Muslim whether they are Jewish, Christians, pagans or idolaters?