Within the context of sociology, the concept of culture designates the set of activities, beliefs, and practices that are shared and common to a particular society or social group and the concept of religion broadly refers to supernatural beliefs and representations shared by a group. So if Islam is a way of life then how do we reconcile the idea of it being a culture with our understanding of it as a religion?
About the guest: Dr Yahya Baptiste Brodard obtained his Ph.D. in religious studies at the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society, he has traveled to nearly 50 countries worldwide with the aim of meeting Muslim communities and scholars. His work focused on social change, social actions and cultural issues. These trips gave him a strong cultural awareness of various communities and societies.
Dr Brodard is currently involved in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, and at the same time is engaged in theological reflection by being associated with the Maqasid Institute in the United States.
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