Session #3: Islam and the Challenges of Modernity

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Islam, Perennialism and the New Age Movement

Religious movements such as Perennialism (emphasizing truth and salvation of all faiths) and New Age Spirituality (emphasizing being “spiritual” over being “religious”) are largely a product of the growing skepticism towards organized religion. Join us as we attempt to understand the widespread adoption of these movements and explore the balanced counter-narrative from within the Islamic tradition.

By Sh. Yasir Qadhi

Islam and the Human Rights Discourse

Religions have a pre-modern origin and have generally emphasized human dignity. The human rights paradigm in contrast, is a modern concept and defines universal and inalienable rights within a secular framework. Does the secular nature of the discourse introduce a potential of conflict between the two? What then are the possibilities of reconciliation?

By Sh. Yassir Fazaga

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