Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
2.1.1 Geographies and Horizons Video
As Islam spread, it encountered and engaged different cultures. The great thinkers of the tradition emerged from these distinct communities, weaving historical and contemporaneous intellectual currents into Islamic classical thought and aesthetics.
How do we define tradition? What does it include?
How is tradition shaped?
What influenced early Islamic thought?
Choose a city described in the video. What cultures and traditions converged there?
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.