WATCH Reflections on Haqq as Rights - a talk by Amina Wadud at the Baraka Retreat, July 2012, Santa Barbara, California
WATCH Haqq & Authenticity - a talk by Abdul Hayy Darr at the Baraka Retreat, July 2012, Santa Barbara, California
WATCH Contemplation with Setar - with Kourosh Taghavi at the Baraka Retreat, July 2012, Santa Barbara, California
WATCH How to be Rumi without a cultural identity: a talk by Shaikh Kabir Helminski at the Academy of Self Knowledge Annual Conference March 2013 Pretoria, South Africa
WATCH God Has Me By The Forelock: a talk by Dr. Jamie Hamilton at the Academy of Self Knowledge Annual Conference March 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa
WATCH 'Individuality & Transformation' - talk by Kabir Helminski, taken at the Baraka Retreat 2011
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A talk by Robert Abdul Hayy Darr at the Baraka Retreat, July 14, 2012, Santa Barbara. Listen to the talk...
Islam without Extremes, A Muslim Case for Liberty by Mustafa Akyol (W. W. Norton & Company , 2011) makes the case that Islam and liberalism can and must go together. In his view, while governments necessarily deal with crime in order to protect the commons, no state apparatus, whether non-Muslim or Muslim, should be enforcing morality upon the individual.
In this interview Maher Hathout offers a very humane understanding of Shariah. He outlines the 5 principles upon which Shariah is based: preservation of life; preservation and freedom of religion; preservation of mind and intellect, including freedom of conscience and thought; preservation of lineage and family; preservation of ownership.