Topics Discussed in #352 – Lex Fridman & Omar Suleiman: God, Loss, Life after death, Why God allows suffering, Seeking the truth, Islamophobia, Muslim ban, Meaning of prayer, Mecca, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Prophets, Quran, Ramadan, Future of Islam, Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis, War and religion, Israel and Palestine, Hope for the future, Prayer. Find the books mentioned in this great podcast below.
Lex Fridman is a Russian-American computer scientist, podcaster, and an artificial intelligence researcher. He is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he hosts the Lex Fridman Podcast, a podcast and YouTube series. Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.
Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, writer, and public speaker. He is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies and member of the Ethics Center Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University. He is currently the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and the Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith coalition of clergy for peace and justice. Suleiman holds Bachelor's degrees in accounting and Islamic law, Master's degrees in Islamic finance and political history. He completed doctoral studies in Islamic thought and civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Find the books mention by Lex Fridman & Omar Suleiman below.