Liberal Islam; Essays by Zeeshan Hasan
"Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."
- Obiwan Kenobi, The Return Of The Jedi
So what exactly is 'Muslim liberalism'? Well, religion is very personal, and everyone has a different answer. I spent a few years thinking about this sort of thing while studying for my Master of Theological Studies degree at Harvard Divinity School. I finished the degree in 1996; my subsequent essays are on this site.
These articles were originally written for various newspapers and magazines, so I haven't added footnotes. A rough bibliography can be found in my reading lists on the history of Middle-Eastern religions and liberal Islam.
I also once wrote a story about running the Boston Marathon back in 1998.
These days I mainly write about global warming and the dangers of catastrophic climate change. A few years ago, I co-produced Tomorrow, an animated short film to teach children/teenagers about climate change and the importance of climate activism.
Please send any comments to zeeshan hasan AT yahoo DOT com.