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Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University.Currently he is the Dean of al-Maghrib Institute, the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center, and a professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.

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Theology and Ethics of Pluralism (Video)

Theology and Ethics of Pluralism (Video)

This video features two prominent Islamic figures coming from two different intellectual backgrounds. Dr. Yasir Qadhi and Dr. Tariq Ramadan discuss here issues of diversity and pluralism within the Muslim society. Starting with insights on the famous hadith that predicts 73 divisions of the Muslim Ummah, Dr. Qadhi highlights 5 pitfalls that many people tend …

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On Salafi Islam: Positive Aspects (Part 3)

On Salafi Islam: Positive Aspects (Part 3)

Editor note: This article is part of a lengthy study by Dr. yasir Qadi, that will be republished here, with the author’s permission, as a series of articles. In this part and the next one, Dr. Qadhi explores Salafism’s positive aspects and points of criticism. Points discussed in Part 1 and 2: 1. Definitions: What …

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On Salafi Islam: Prominent Groups (Part 2)

On Salafi Islam: Prominent Groups (Part 2)

Editor note: This article is part of a lengthy study by Dr. yasir Qadi, that will be republished here, with the author’s permission, as a series of articles. Points discussed in Part 1 and 2: 1. Definitions: What is Salafī Islam? 1.1 Points of consensus among Salafī movements 1.2 Points of contention among Salafī groups …

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