Mulla Sadra & Islamic Existentialism – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

This has been one of the most requested videos on the channel since its inception, so it is finally time to talk about Mulla Sadra. Music by Filip Holm Sources/Recommended Reading: Adamson, Peter (ed.) (2005). “The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy”. Cambridge University Press. Chittick, William (1998). "The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn… Continue lendo Mulla Sadra & Islamic Existentialism – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion


“Cioran’s clinamen”: a female Muslim reading – interview with Daria LEBEDEVA

Daria Lebedeva was born in the city of Odessa, Ukraine, and presently lives in Sweden. She obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Agata Bielik-Robson, with a thesis about Cioran’s clinamen: a case study of a philosophical influence (2012). It’s… Continue lendo “Cioran’s clinamen”: a female Muslim reading – interview with Daria LEBEDEVA

Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

PARABOLA - The Search For Meaning, July 15, 2015 Exploring the “hidden face of God” Desert and void. The Uncreated is waste and emptiness to the creature. Not even sand. Not even stone. Not even darkness and night. A burning wilderness would at least be “something.” It burns and is wild. But the Uncreated is… Continue lendo Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

“Michel Foucault’s Iranian Folly” – Jeremy STANGROOM

Philosopher's Mag, 15 October 2015 Left-wing intellectuals have a long and inglorious history of failing to see the malignancy of political regimes and movements that turn out to be violently despotic. One thinks of the Webbs' enthusiasm for Stalin and the Soviet Union, which, on the part of Beatrice, extended to a defence of the show… Continue lendo “Michel Foucault’s Iranian Folly” – Jeremy STANGROOM

Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

The criminal injunction of Genesis—“Be fruitful and multiply . . .”—could never have come out of the mouth of the Good Lord. “Be ye rare,” He would have suggested, surely, if He had had any say in the matter. Nor could He ever have added the fatal words: “. . . and replenish the earth.” They should be erased… Continue lendo Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism | DW Documentary

In Bangladesh headlines are dominated by violence: Secular bloggers murdered by islamic extremists, government opponents disappear, the Hindu minority is under attack. The country that wants to reconcile democracy and Islam appears to be finding it harder and harder to strike a balance between the two. Bangladesh was born in blood. The Bangladeshi government… Continue lendo Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism | DW Documentary

Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

To be called a deicide is the most flattering insult that can be addressed to an individual or to a people.CIORAN, Anathemas and Admirations I hate all gods; I am not healthy enough to scorn them. That is the Indifferent Man’s great humiliation.CIORAN, A Short History of Decay Around the world, people who leave the… Continue lendo Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

How is Sufism related to Islam? – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion Today we talk about an often asked question - what is the relatioship between Sufism and Islam? Are they the same thing or is there some difference? Sources/Suggested Reading: Karamustafa, Ahmet T. (2007). Sufism: The Formative Period. Edinburgh University Press. Knysh, Alexander (2017). Sufism : A New History of Islamic Mysticism. Princeton University Press.… Continue lendo How is Sufism related to Islam? – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion