TED Studies on Islam Part 1: Religion, history and culture-Faith versus tradition in Islam

religionFROM THE ESSAY INTRODUCING THE TED STUDIES SERIES ON UNDERSTANDING ISLAM FROM WILEY 

“TED offers a space in which voices similar to these religious and political leaders of the Muslim World can take center stage in order to better understand internal Muslim debate with the realization that there is no such thing as a monolithic Muslim culture or “psyche.” To see 1.5 billion Muslims as constituting a single, undifferentiated, monolithic community is highly problematic, as they come from a diverse range of geographical, social, economic and political settings, each informing their worldview.

This project breaks the myth of “the Muslim” by presenting a nuanced understanding of Islam and its
place in the contemporary world.

The TED talks provide a unique opportunity for an educated layman to learn about the core beliefs and practices of Islam beyond the TV sound bites. These lectures are delivered in a straightforward, lucid and accessible manner, yet are profound and thought provoking arousing in the audience an interest to pursue further inquires.”

Full series here 

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