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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.

On philosophy and its crucial role for society

In the 12th century, the intellectual conflict among scholars and philosophers had peaked. With a surfeit of translations in the field of science, philosophy and logic, the realm of human knowledge...

Secularism: Protecting the sacred from the profane

The concept of secularism gives little scope for researchers to fully comprehend its successes and failures even after the several secular experiences in resolving the issue of state identity. Hence,...

Saudi Arabia’s approach towards religious reform

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s statements and interviews enunciate Saudi Arabia’s current strategy to get the region out of its several crises and shortcomings which have pulled...

How teaching philosophy in Tunisia protected the state

Philosophy has never been an ally of education, despite the fact that philosophers have taught philosophy for over two and a half millennia. Education paralyzes philosophy’s progress and freedom...

Destroying the structures of extremism

Prince Mohammed bin Salman correctly diagnosed the intellectual issues and triggers that lead men to commit acts of terrorism. In an interview with TIME magazine, he spoke about the Muslim...

On teaching philosophy in Saudi Arabia

Philosophy’s relation with societies has not always been cordial as philosophy has been resisted by society from the very beginning as a process that seeks to create wisdom, a spark of...

Saudi crown prince addresses the world from the US

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 dreams. During his visit, he held extensive meetings...

An Iranian hand and Qatari scream behind the Houthi missile attack

In the rich, transcendent city of Riyadh, shrapnel from a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday night killed an Egyptian resident and injured other civilians. The criminal timing...