Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Click the link below to hear our scholar and Professor of Arabic Literature Tahera Qutbuddin discuss her research and recent books A Treasury of Virtues: Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of ‘Ali, and Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, and how her research is impacted by working within our project. The text of … Continue reading Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Universal Human Virtues Found in Arabic Literature

These remarks correspond to our latest Virtue Talk podcast with Tahera Qutbuddin, which you can listen to here. I grew up in Mumbai, India, studied Arabic at Ayn Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and came to Harvard University in the US for my PhD, which I completed in 1999. After that, I taught for a … Continue reading Universal Human Virtues Found in Arabic Literature

Video: “Imam Ali’s Wisdoms: A Sage for Our Times”

Our Scholar Tahera Qutbuddin gave this public lecture in September 2015 as part of “Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of Imam Ali: Islamic Wisdom and Universal Values,” an invited talk in the public lecture series “Islam in Conversation” for the Office of Religious Life: Muslim Life Program at Princeton University. Tahera Qutbuddin is Associate Professor of … Continue reading Video: “Imam Ali’s Wisdoms: A Sage for Our Times”

23 questions our scholars are asking

The guiding idea of our research is that virtue is the cultivation of a self-transcendent orientation that is necessary for deep happiness and a sense of meaning in one’s life. Our project constructs self-transcendence through collaborative scholarly work in 3 fields: Religious Studies & Theology, Empirical Psychology, and Philosophy. One key innovation of our project is that rather … Continue reading 23 questions our scholars are asking