Foundational Readings

Learn about some of the ideas that have inspired Wasat's creation and development:


Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah:

"Islam and the Cultural Imperative"

"Living Islam with Purpose"


Dr. Ray Oldenburg:

The Great Good Place (especially chapters 1 and 2, "The Problem of Place in America" and "The Character of Third Places")


Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer:

Muslim Cool (for a glimpse, read chapter __"The Loop of Muslim Cool")


Dr. Ziauddin Sardar:

Reading the Qur'an (chapter 14 "A Middle Community")


Dr. Oludamini Ogunnaike:

"The Silent Theology of Islamic Art" Renovatio, December 5, 2017


Dr. Seyyed Hussein Nasr:

"Can We Live in Harmony with Nature?" Renovatio, June 17, 2019