The Involuntary Manslaughter of Islamic Scholarship

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This video covers the following:

How has anti-intellectualism affected the Muslim community?

Why do we accept someone’s expertise in one discipline (like a mechanic), but we refuse to accept an Islamic scholar?

Are all voices really equal?

How our ego tricks us into being aggressively wrong

What we can learn from Chris Rock and Ross Gellar

The acquisition of knowledge has become the endgame instead of the first step

Why we feel confidence and conviction when sharing our opinions on halal meat and Islamic mortgages

How relative expertise is a more difficult problem to solve than ignorance

What happens when the student turns into a customer instead

Breakdown of spiritual leadership at the community level and the rise of the celebrity scholar culture

Action items for mitigating these issues

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Recommended Reading:

Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

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