Sources of Doubt in Islam

Published: October 20, 2016 • Updated: October 11, 2020

Author: Dr. Youssef Chouhoud

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Based on the inaugural project of  Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research exploring the dynamics of doubt in the American Muslim community, this infographic provides an elaboration of some of the paths that lead toward doubt. While recognizing the nuance and particularity of crises of faith on an individual level, we were able to identify a number of recurrent themes that, taken together, provide a holistic picture of doubt at the aggregate level. The three nodes from which doubt often stems—moral and social concerns, philosophical and scientific concerns, and personal trauma—are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but can often overlap or reinforce one another.
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