Martyrdom and the Dialectics of Religion: ‘Ashura and Human Emancipation

On August 25th, I participated in a discourse with other scholars in commemoration of this year’s ‘Ashura, celebrated by the Shi’a throughout the Muslim world. We discussed the dialectical nature of martyrdom, both from an Islamic and Christian perspective, as well as that of the secular.

The participants include the following: Syed Farid Alatas, Dustin J. Byrd, Mahjabeen Dhala, Syed Sajjad Rizvi, Mehdi Shariati, Rudolf J. Siebert, and Seyed Javad Miri.

The discourse is sponsored by Ekpyrosis Press and the Center for Inter-civilizational Dialogue and will be uploaded to YouTube at a later date.

Sponsored by Ekpyrosis Press

The entire discourse can be found here.
My Presentation, “The Dialectics of Martyrdom.”

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