In the first of this new series of i21c Unscripted podcasts, where Dr Salman Butt talks to various authors about their fields of expertise, we join Dr Uthman Lateef in his home library.
They spoke about his post-doctoral research and upcoming book on empathy in conflict, touching on many of his personal reflections and thoughts on a range of subjects, including:
• Empathy, demonisation and othering in film and language;
• How to develop empathy;
• The heart in Islam and the impact of maʿrifa (recognising or knowing) of Allāh on our worldview;
• The instagram “compare and despair” culture;
• His recent trip to Auschwitz.