In these lectures Shaykh Rizwan Arastu shows that Pluralism is incompatible with Qur'anic guidance. In particular, he examines many of the verses often cited by pluralistic Muslims to show that the Qur'an's message is not in fact pluralistic but exclusivist. Furthermore, he shows that being exclusivist is perfectly compatible with humility, self-deprecation, compassion, and tolerance.
Shaykh Rizwan Arastu discusses the importance of studying history in general and then delves into the 34 years of Imam al-Sajjad's imamate, especially examining the political strategies through which he was able to rebuild the Shi'i community in the post-Karbala' world.
In "Poverty: A Challenge for Humanity" Shaykh Rizwan Arastu discusses poverty in its various forms and how it challenges all of humanity, those who experience it directly and those who are mere observers; how it challenges us through the suffering it engenders, and how it challenges our faith in God as the Provider.
In "Decision-Making: An Islamic Perspective," Shaykh Rizwan Arastu discusses general principles of decision-making and then turns to some of life's critical decisions and offers an Islamic perspective on ways to approach them.