Haroon Moghul | Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Recorded May 19, 2022
Direct Download: 20220519-haroonm.mp3

In conversation with Adnan A. Zulfiqar

Haroon Moghul’s many books include My First Police State, The Order of Light, and How to Be Muslim: An American Story, a “profound and intimate” (The Washington Post) memoir about life in the United States during the immediate aftermath of 9/11. A former member of the cohort of the Muslim Leadership Initiative, a fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, a Friday preacher, and public speaker, Moghul’s writing investigates the topics of pop culture, faith, futurism, and philosophy. He has contributed essays to The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Foreign Policy, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among several other media outlets. In Two Billion Caliphs, Moghul uses his Muslim perspective to answer some of life’s biggest questions and to address Islam’s misunderstood past, its present challenges, and the hope it can offer for the future.

Adnan A. Zulfiqar is a legal historian working on Islamic law, criminal law and law in the Global South, with specific interests in legal obligation, jihad & revolution, policing and criminal codes. He previously helped draft and implement criminal codes in the Maldives and Somalia. He regularly provides expert media commentary for various outlets, is proficient in multiple languages and has spent over a decade in the Middle East, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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