Category: Regions

LISTEN: Dra.Hj.Maria Ulfa Recites the Entire Quran

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

via SOUNDCLOUD:  Recitation of the complete Quran (30 ajza’) by world-renowned female reciter from Indonesia, Dra. Hj. Maria Ulfah, M.A. Material is available under Creative Commons license: non-commercial, non-derivative use only, with attribution. The material must be provided free of charge, and thus may not appear in any apps which charge a fee, nor may […]

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LISTEN: Morning in Istanbul — Istanbul Sabah (played on the Ney)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

via ABI HAZAN’s Youtube channel, uploaded on JULY 13, 2009:   Ney – Istanbulda Sabah — Morning in Istanbul  

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The Reed Artist (by Rollo Romig)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

A writer searches for the king of the ney – an enigmatic and at times endangered flute that has long been a mainstay of Muslim musical traditions. by ROLLO ROMIG for CRAFTSMANSHIP, JULY 2015:  I have no idea when I first heard the sound of the ney. It’s an instrument that everyone’s heard before, even […]

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The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2015:  Opinion polls and election results indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rhetoric — which compares the Islamic republic of Iran to the Nazi regime and the recently-signed accords with Iran (the P5+ 1 agreement ) to the Munich pact of 1938 — has played well within Israel. Netanyahu’s characterization of the agreement signed in […]

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WATCH: Syrian DJ Hello PsychAleppo- Shahba (Official Music Video)

[ 0 ] July 29, 2015 |

via hellopyschaleppo on JULY 11, 2015:  Syrian DJ Hello PsychAleppo mixes old and new music and animation in this, his recent video. Co-commissioned by Shubbak, the British Council and The Space. (A new digital commissioning programme to support displaced Syrian artists has been launched by The Space and the British Council.)    

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The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

They’re about more than narcissism; they’re also tools for political self-identification. a Q&A with REBECCA L. STEIN, ADI KUNTSMAN, and NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH via STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG, JULY 2015: In 2013 that silver fox of the lexicographical world, the Oxford English Dictionary, proclaimed that “selfie” was the word of the year and recorded that its […]

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PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JULY 27, 2015: 

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WATCH: Alaa Murabit on “What Islam Really Says About Women”

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

by ALAA MURABIT and TED TALKS in MAY 2015 (published on JULY 21, 2015):  Alaa Murabit’s family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish. As a proud Muslim woman, she wondered: was […]

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“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

by NUR CARDAKLI for DUKE IN TURKEY 2015 on JULY 24, 2015:   As a whole, the city of Istanbul is heralded as being very urban and modern, but one of the things that struck me as most surprising during my time in Turkey is the distinct atmosphere in each of the neighborhoods. Some districts, like […]

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Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

UPDATE ON TUESDAY JULY 28:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process with the Kurds amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets. by **JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with KUBILAY YADO ARIN, on JULY 27, 2015:  As Turkish and U.S. officials reportedly worked on a plan to […]

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