Ismail Serageldin Profile

The Saturday Profile – Ismail Serageldin Seeks an Arab Age of Reason – Biography –

And one of his core messages, aimed at his own community, is that Muslim societies today need to learn from Muslim leaders of the past, like Ibn al-Nafis, the 13th-century religious scholar, philosopher and scientist who called for tolerance in hearing out opposing views. 

“How different these enlightened voices from the past sound compared to the frenetic ranting and condemnations of everything that is new and different that we see and hear everywhere in the Arab and Muslim worlds today,” he wrote in one of a series of pamphlets issued by the library.