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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Understanding Islam, speakers take the TED stage to talk about the faith practiced by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide and often misunderstood by many non-Muslims. These writers, religious leaders, activists and artists draw distinctions between the core tenets of Islam found in the Qur'an and the political and cultural traditions in some predominantly Muslim societies. Relevant areas of interest, study and coursework include: Islamic studies, religious studies, theology, Islamophobia, Arab studies, African studies and Asian studies.