Hasan Azad

Hasan Azad is a doctoral candidate specialising in Islamic Studies at Columbia University. @1hasanAzad


Hasan Azad is a doctoral candidate specialising in Islamic Studies at Columbia University. @1hasanAzad



ARTICLES BY Hasan Azad



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Is Islamophobia Racism?

An Exchange Between Thomas Beale and Hasan Azad Thomas Beale (an e-health expert, platform technologist and e-community


An Exchange Between Thomas Beale and Hasan Azad Thomas Beale (an e-health expert, platform technologist and e-community builder, who in many ways is representative of an educated liberal voice in the West) and I recently had an exchange that emerged from my piece Racism Runs Through the Arteries and Veins of the United States published […]

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Racism Runs Through the Arteries and Veins of the United States

It appears that my 6-year-old son, Zayn, doesn’t think Muslims are American. When my ex-wife recently talked to him ab


It appears that my 6-year-old son, Zayn, doesn’t think Muslims are American. When my ex-wife recently talked to him about his being Muslim, he responded: “I’m not Muslim! I’m American!” Zayn, by the way, goes to a school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the vast majority of students are Muslim. What does it mean for […]

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Is Islam Violent?

In the wake of the Paris attacks on November 13, and in the wake of previous (and future?) attacks in the West, “Is Is


In the wake of the Paris attacks on November 13, and in the wake of previous (and future?) attacks in the West, “Is Islam violent?” is being posed less and less as a genuine question, and more and more as a rhetorical one, which already assumes the answer: Islam is inherently violent. The assumption is, […]

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Being Human: An interview with Talal Asad

Islam, the West, and our (shared?) responsibilities Talal Asad (b. 1932) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at t


Islam, the West, and our (shared?) responsibilities Talal Asad (b. 1932) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Asad’s work has played a major role in the study of Islam as far as including Muslim self-understandings of what Islam is and what it means to be Muslim. […]

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Of Meat and the Megamachine

This age of information we live and breathe in is at its apogee. It defines all that we do. Literally, every movement we


This age of information we live and breathe in is at its apogee. It defines all that we do. Literally, every movement we make, every place we go, every book we order, every movie we watch, every news article we read, every picture we like – is collected and collated and stored as data. Freedom […]

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“Give, Give, Give”: The New Philosophy of Entrepreneurship

An interview with Peter Voogd Bestselling author of 6 Months to 6 Figures  Peter Voogd started his first business when


An interview with Peter Voogd Bestselling author of 6 Months to 6 Figures  Peter Voogd started his first business when he was 15, and found himself broke, stressed and discouraged by the age of 22. By 23, he made his first 6 figure income, and 3 1/2 years later his earnings were over 1 million. He then took […]

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Taking God Out of the Machine

Ex Machina and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence You’re immediately drawn to her.  You believe in her.  You feel


Ex Machina and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence You’re immediately drawn to her.  You believe in her.  You feel she loves you.  You experience the vicarious pleasure of being with another person in a way that only movies can do for you—the emotions she conveys, the looks, the smiles—only she’s not a person, Ava is […]

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Western Muslims: Belonging to the Narrative

Western Muslims: Belonging to the Narrative An interview with Tariq Ramadan.  Interviewed by Hasan Azad. Hasan Azad: Mu


Western Muslims: Belonging to the Narrative An interview with Tariq Ramadan.  Interviewed by Hasan Azad. Hasan Azad: Muslims in the West are facing a great deal of scrutiny and questioning as to their “loyalty” to the countries of their citizenship and belonging. You have argued that the greatest challenge to such rhetoric is a committed […]

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Of mice and Muslim psychoses

Today Muslims are experiencing large scale “psychoses”.  Psychosis may be defined as an interpretation of e


Today Muslims are experiencing large scale “psychoses”.  Psychosis may be defined as an interpretation of everyday events through a set of lenses that distort the experience of life to such a degree that it is unrecognizable to most others. This is a considerable claim to make about Muslims, and no doubt I will be condemned […]