Break the Fear Barrier – Write to a Prisoner

Dozens of Muslims in the US have been imprisoned on trumped up charges or as the result of entrapment by the authorities. ...

 
NPR: Egypt’s Islamic Salafi Party Walks Political Tightrope

NPR: Egypt’s Islamic Salafi Party Walks Political Tightrope

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=250990122 by Merrit Kennedy December 14, 2013 8:00 AM ET

 
Human Sin, Divine Forgiveness and Human Reconciliation

Human Sin, Divine Forgiveness and Human Reconciliation

Note: this lecture begins with Georgetown University’s President Jack DeGioia speaking and then Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen...

 

The Rules of Matn Criticism: There are No Rules

In an effort to avoid the subjectivity of individual reason, Sunni Islam elaborated a method of ḥadīth criticism that...

 
 

Faithful Dissenters: Sunni Skepticism about the Miracles of Saints

Faithful Dissenters – Sunni Skepticism about the Miracles of Saints Belief in the miracles of saints (karāmāt al-awliyāʾ)...

 
Misquoting Muhammad

Misquoting Muhammad

The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy   Named as one of the top books on religion...

 

The Canonization of Ibn Mâjah: Authenticity vs. Utility in the Formation of the Sunni Ḥadîth Cano

Summary:   In Sunni Islam, the canonical ‘Six Books’ of hadith derive their authority as doctrinal references from...

 

IS THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS? Tension Between Minimalism and Comprehensiveness in the Shariah

Summary: The comprehensiveness of Islamic law has been questioned seriously in the modern period by Muslim reformists like...