Intro to Islam (feat. Dr. Hussein Rashid)

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Islam is a complicated topic and a politically charged topic here in the 21st century. But it is important that we learn about the world's 2nd largest religion. In this video, we will discuss Islam from a nonsectarian perspective, exploring its internal diversity, how the religion changed over time, and how it is embedded in different areas of culture around the world.

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Special thanks to Dr. Hussein Rashid for help researching, writing, and co-hosting this episode. Follow him on Twitter at:

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Andrew's religious studies book recommendations:

Further Reading:
Alexander Knysh, "Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism."

Edward Curtis, "The Practice of Islam in America: An Introduction."

Malise Ruthven, "Islam: A Very Short Introduction."

Reports on Sufi shrine and Islamic cultural heritage destruction:

Farhad Daftary, The Isma’ilis: Their History and Doctrines

Carl Ernst, Tasawwuf, article for Encyclopedia of Islam,

Kecia Ali:

Kecia Ali:

Jerusha Lamptey:

Rise in Islamic Financial Institutions:

Music by Kevin MacLeod:

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