Offsetting Radicalism with Philosophy:Senior Hussain Nadim believes centuries-old Islamic scholarship can be used to counter ultra-conservatism – GW

By Menachem Wecker

Reading the Muslim philosophers of the Golden Age, roughly the eighth to 13th centuries C.E., can help both Muslims and non-Muslims see beyond the stereotypes of Islam as a reactionary and radical faith, says Hussain Nadim.

Mr. Nadim, a senior studying international affairs who grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, is the author of The Forgotten Father: Muslim Philosophers of the Golden Age, which the Lahore-based Caravan Book House published in December 2009.

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