Mustafa Akyol: Faith Versus Tradition in Islam

Contributed By: Jordan Sudermann
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English, French, Other, Spanish
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Author: Mustafa Akyol
Collection: TED Talks
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

Mustafa Akyol explores the origins of cultural practices that have come to be considered “Islamic” by the rest of the world. He challenges conceptions of Islam by differentiating between practice and belief, identifying practices like female circumcision that are not necessarily based on Islamic belief. This video challenges students to consider the roots and development of cultural practices as not necessarily rooted in religion. >

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