Mustafa Akyol

Faith versus tradition in Islam

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Journalist Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices (such as the seclusion of women) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world's general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs?

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Mustafa Akyol · Journalist

Mustafa Akyol is a columnist for Turkey's oldest English-language daily, Hurriyet Daily News.

Mustafa Akyol is a columnist for Turkey's oldest English-language daily, Hurriyet Daily News.