Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 23, 2016: How did the rise of nation-states in the 20th century doom religious diversity and pluralism in the Middle East? And, can pluralism be recovered to heal and transform the Middle East? Veteran journalist Nicolas […]
via MUQTEDAR KHAN on MAY 22, 2016: University of Delaware Islam and global affairs professor Prof. Muqtedar Khan announced that Newcastle County executive has issued a proclamation has recognized the two Muslim Eid holidays as part of the tradition and culture and religious practices of the county. Prof. Khan also discussed with other prominent Delaware […]
compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 19, 2016: (Allison Kam, November 18, 2015, writing on Facebook): Saturday morning I woke up at 4:45am to go to Eyüp Sultan Mosque to pray with my new Turkish friends. To be honest, I was surprised that they had volunteered to do all of this… to […]
a discussion about “boots on the ground” in contemporary American military conflict via DUKE UNIVERSITY FORUM FOR SCHOLARS & PUBLICS on MAY 1, 2016: Last month Duke Divinity School student and veteran Naval Officer Giovanna Meek moderated a conversation with acclaimed author and Army veteran Matt Gallagher about his experiences being a soldier and a writer. […]
by BRUCE BERGLUND for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on APRIL 30, 2016: Is there a figure in sports more admired and beloved than Muhammad Ali? Widely revered not only as one of boxing’s greatest champions but also as one of the rare athletes to speak out on political issues, Ali holds a place at […]
by CHARLES DUNLAP for THE CONVERSATION, MAY 2016: Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH that will next air on Tuesday, May 17 on PBS and online at pbs.org. The show features fact-based debate on major issues of the day, without the shouting. With fresh […]
by SHAYKH MICHAEL MUMISA for MUSLIMWISE (a blog of the Centre of Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London) on MAY 9, 2016: In January this year (2016), the “Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities” was launched in Morocco amid much fanfare. It was described as a response to […]
via HARTFORD SEMINARY on MAY 2, 2016: Mohammad Sagha and Prof. Tehseen Thaver discussed and debated “The Formative Period of Shi’i Thought” at Hartford Seminary on April 28, 2016.