Category: Islamic Theology & Law

WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

via U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT and JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AT RICE UNIVERSITY on APRIL 22, 2016:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (8:30pm eastern) […]

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‘The Last Scholar’: Cheikh Moussa Kamara and the Condemnation of Jihad by the Sword

‘The Last Scholar’: Cheikh Moussa Kamara and the Condemnation of Jihad by the Sword

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016 |

a Scholar’s Notebook feature  by MBAYE LO for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2016: After 15 hours of traveling by buses, taxis and horse-drawn carriages, I finally arrived at a border village on the bank of the river that divides Senegal and Mauritania. The village of Ganguel Soulé is located in Fuuta Toro, a West African […]

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Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 14, 2015: New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Joshua Dysart has written about serial killers, about superheroes, and about the supernatural. Now, with Living Level-3, he brings his talent for dark themes to the real-life humanitarian crisis in Iraq. […]

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The British Library’s Oldest Qur’an Manuscript Now Online

The British Library’s Oldest Qur’an Manuscript Now Online

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016 |

via THE BRITISH LIBRARY on APRIL 7, 2016:  The British Library’s oldest Qur’ān manuscript, Or.2165, dating from the eighth century, has now been fully digitised and is available on the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site. Among the most ancient copies of the Qurʼān, it comprises 121 folios containing over two-thirds of the complete text and […]

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WATCH: Islamophobia — An Exploration of the West’s Fear of Islam & Why it Matters

WATCH: Islamophobia — An Exploration of the West’s Fear of Islam & Why it Matters

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016 |

via COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT AND SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY on MARCH 7, 2016:  EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Todd Green, Ph.D., interviewed by Laura Taylor, Ph.D. at Saint John’s University on March 4, 2016 American and European societies, particularly since the events of September 11, 2001, have struggled with the recurrent problem of Islamophobia, which continues to be expressed […]

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Amplify the Lovely: On Not Giving In to Terrorism (by Omid Safi)

Amplify the Lovely: On Not Giving In to Terrorism (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MARCH 31, 2016:  Easter Sunday brings with it, for Christians, the victory of resurrection over death. The same morning witnessed a horrific terrorist attack in the magnificent Pakistani city of Lahore. The attack took the lives of some 72 unarmed, defenseless civilians, including 29 children who were playing […]

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WATCH: Standing Up for Justice — Muslim Women in Action (w/Lamptey,Sarsour,Wadud,Safi,Boukadoum,Kramer)

WATCH: Standing Up for Justice — Muslim Women in Action (w/Lamptey,Sarsour,Wadud,Safi,Boukadoum,Kramer)

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |

(If you are watching straight from YouTube video starts at about 21:19. This video is the live-stream version) via UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY on MARCH 30, 2016:  How do diverse Muslim women strive for change and pursue equality? How do they embody the Qur’anic call to stand up for justice persistently, beyond self-interest, and across communal […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 0 ] March 30, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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WATCH: Prof. Muqtedar Khan on Terror in Brussels: Response and its Ramifications

[ 0 ] March 25, 2016 |

via MUQTEDAR KHAN on MARCH 22, 2016: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, expresses condolences on the terror attacks in Belgium and it’s ramifications on the refugee crisis, shifting politics in the US and Europe (fascism trending), and an increase in public […]

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Mara Leichtman on Lebanese Migration & Shi’i Religious Conversion in Senegal (Book Q & A)

Mara Leichtman on Lebanese Migration & Shi’i Religious Conversion in Senegal (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] March 18, 2016 |

“Opinion leaders and policy-makers unfortunately have a tendency to equate Lebanese Shi‘ism with Hizbullah and to assume all Shi‘a are connected to Iran. My book documents very different dynamics. I do examine the spread of the Arab-Israeli conflict to Senegal, but this plays out differently in the diaspora than it does in Lebanon. I also […]

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