Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Cultural Knowledge

Why should I give a lecture on the benefits of cultural knowledge?

Cultural knowledge brings a lot of benefit to the global Muslim community. But often, some groups that dominate Muslim spaces impose their own interpretations of Islam as the only true way, excluding the indigenous and minority communities, and ultimately driving out those who begin to feel like they don’t belong.

The key is to recognize that all cultural knowledge is important, and that we need to especially value such knowledge from under-represented communities. This will not only allow us to learn from each other’s unique experiences to tackle problems, but it will also enrich our global community and foster greater harmony.

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