Shared History

From the Medina Charter to the Magna Carter we have had shared histories that helped us to come to the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. The Gods of War has been humankind’s albatross long before recorded history. Tens of thousands of years later, humankind continues to violate an individual’s physical integrity and murder each […]

Connected Roots

Abrahamic faiths have provided philosophical ideals, ultimately building a secular multifaith society, and significantly improved conditions for humankind. Progressive Western thought compliments progressive Islamic thought – they mirror each other in a dance of human growth and development. As much as Islamic medieval humanist scholarship played a direct linkage through which humanistic philosophies of ancient […]

Progressive Islam

Progressive Islam is an inclusive Islamic interpretation that supports women’s rights, LGBT rights, economic parity, and education for all. Over the past one hundred years, progressive Islamic thought has found strength and comfort within a secular-based governance, as Turkey moved from caliphate to secular democracy, Muslims under secular governance have brought about significant change in […]

Islam and Research

Muslim research into ancient and contemporary knowledge led to numerous discoveries in astronomy, medicine, mental health, and much more. Ibn Khaldun’s insightful comment on his contemporaries’ perspectives of “Islam” is succinct and to the point: “[Unthinkingly] following ancient customs and traditions doesn’t mean that the dead are alive, but that the living are dead.” Ibn […]