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Critical Muslim

A quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, ...

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CM12: Dangerous Freethinkers

Ziauddin Sardar argues that freethinkers can be dangerous in numerous ways, James E. Montgomery examines the radical freethought of the ninth-century thinker Jahiz, Oliver Leaman wrestles with Ibn Rushd’s dangerous idea, Robert Irwin explores the myths surrounding the great Sufi mystic al-Hallaj, Bruce Lawrence thinks that Al-Biruni is the greatest freethinker of all time, Aziz al-Azmeh ...

Al-Biruni: Against the Grain by Bruce B. Lawrence

Abu Rayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Biruni liked school. No, he loved school.The challenge to read and recite, to count and to calculate was fun, but the real ...

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Ten Freethinkers to Think About

Freethinkers have three basic characteristics. First, they actually think – often outside or against the dominant modes of knowing, doing and being. ...

CM11: Syria

Peter Clark explores the roots of the Syrian crisis, Robin Yassin-Kassab explores revolutionary culture, Sam Hamad dissects the Islamist opposition, Rasha ...

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