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This article discusses Kamal Saleh's video, "The Meaning of Life" and how he uses ideas about science to persuade that Islam is the correct path. The article draws on Saleh's other videos, as well as other major videos in the field of Islam and science. It shows how Muslim youth might be influenced by the ideas presented.

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YouTube videos are a global source of ideas. This article shows how these videos engage in a dialogue with other forms of communication. It also shows how one may use the concept of "popularity" in ways other than just counting views on a single video.

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This page is a summary of: Creating Meaning through Science: “The Meaning of Life” Video and Muslim Youth Culture in Australia, Journal of Media and Religion, April 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15348423.2018.1531622.
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