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How European History shaped its View of Religion

by Ustadh Abu Yusuf

European history and its long and bloody religious wars brought about the idea of secularism i.e. separating religion from life’s affairs. This audio lecture will show how their experience of religion shaped their view not only of Christianity but also Islam and how this idea of secularism has penetrated the Muslim mindset today.

وَإِذ قالَ عيسَى ابنُ مَريَمَ يا بَني إِسرائيلَ إِنّي رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم مُصَدِّقًا لِما بَينَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوراةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسولٍ يَأتي مِن بَعدِي اسمُهُ أَحمَدُ ۖ فَلَمّا جاءَهُم بِالبَيِّناتِ قالوا هٰذا سِحرٌ مُبينٌ

And when Jesus son of Mary said, ‘Oh Tribe of IsraelI am the Messenger of Allah to youconfirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.’* When he brought them the Clear Signsthey said, ‘This is obvious magic.’

(Surah Saff, verse 6)

*Ahmad is the name of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Download the audio file from here.