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Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran
Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

COLUMNISTS
Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran
Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

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On teaching philosophy in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 8 April 2018

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From the United States, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman peered at the world. His platform this time was the magical country and the land of ...

An Iranian hand and Qatari scream behind the Houthi missile attack

Friday, 30 March 2018

In the rich, transcendent city of Riyadh, shrapnel from a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday night killed an Egyptian ...

Debate over intellectual freedoms and rights in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Riyadh Book Fair has reflected modern social phenomena, stirred debate among different movements and created a social, intellectual and media ...

The loudness of our cities and the havoc of technology

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Every now and then I make sure to pay a visit to a teacher whom I’ve known for a long time. His library is diverse and exhaustive, but the books ...

Interfaith conference: Opportunities for dialogue and challenges of conflict

Friday, 2 March 2018

In September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI sparked a fierce media war between Christians and Muslims when during a visit to Germany, he described Islam ...

Jabri’s ‘rationalism’ as a flawed alternative to ‘secularism’

Friday, 23 February 2018

The concept of secularism has been linked to the Christian tradition itself, not only on the fundamental ideological plane but even at the academic ...

On changing the understanding of political secularism

Friday, 16 February 2018

The concept of the state in Islamic heritage has been one of the most contentious issues greatly preoccupying the minds of our thinkers.However, this ...

How the rapid pace of life calls for renewed change

Thursday, 8 February 2018

It’s said that a man once headed to Mecca to perform pilgrimage, and he violated some details so he called a sheikh he knows for a fatwa ...

Religious discourse and the diagnosis of Sahwa

Friday, 2 February 2018

On 7 October 1993, a royal decree was issued for the establishment of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia, with its full nomenclature ...

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