Category: Muslim Life & Culture

Sheath Your Sword: The Man Who Spat on Saint Ali (Omid Safi for On Being)

Sheath Your Sword: The Man Who Spat on Saint Ali (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MARCH 26, 2015: I’m drawn to saintly beings. It’s taken me sometime to figure out why. It’s not about miracles. It’s about heart. I know that these luminous human beings are still human beings, but I want to figure out how they have become illuminated. I am intrigued […]

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Yemen at War (ICG Report)

Yemen at War (ICG Report)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2015 |

“Yemen is being torn asunder: between Huthis in the north and an anti-Huthi coalition, strongest in the south; in the south, between separatists and a rising violent jihadi fringe; and from outside, by the increasing engagement of regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Iran. Proxy conflict, sectarian violence, militia rule and state collapse are a […]

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WATCH: MuslimGirl.net’s “The Girls’ Room” Chat on Media Renegades — Muslim Women in the Media

[ 0 ] March 27, 2015 |

via MuslimGirl.net on MARCH 26, 2015:  MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month edition of The Girls’ Room: MEDIA RENEGADES. What’s all this talk of Muslim women not being in the media? They are, but you just aren’t listening. We are joined by Muslim women powerhouses in media to discuss their incredible work and […]

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‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

  “Set to the backdrop of a shifting political environment, with one constant – the adhan —Cairo in One Breath functions as a new way to explore the Middle East and Islam, towards broadening inter-cultural understanding and promoting tolerance, while giving international voice to the muezzins of Cairo. The film serves as a powerful antidote […]

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What’s Religion Got to do with it? German Co-Pilot as Terrorist (by Juan Cole for Informed Comment)

What’s Religion Got to do with it? German Co-Pilot as Terrorist (by Juan Cole for Informed Comment)

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 26, 2015: Once it became clear that Andreas Lubitz, 28, deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, a reporter immediately asked “what was his religion?” (Parent company Lufthansa said they didn’t know). Authorities said there was no evidence it was “terrorism.” Lubitz is from Rhineland-Palatinate, known for its wine-growing […]

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WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on MARCH 24, 2015:  Just ahead of a national conference being held at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill (2/20/15-2/21/15) on “The Legacy […]

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How to be a Woman in Tehran (by Habibe Jafarian)

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

“The harder path means reporting from here (rather than reporting about Tehran from London or Washington); it means intimately knowing Tehran’s back alleys and countless addicts, its impossible traffic, its unbearable pollution, its corruptions, its day-to-day humiliations. For all of this, I feel I should be respected and not pitied, because what I do for a […]

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NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

via DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL on FEBRUARY 2, 2015:  Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School and senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, has written a book for the series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics titled Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a […]

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Pledging Allegiance to Islamophobia in US Classrooms (by Khaled Beydoun/AJE)

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

by KHALED A BEYDOU for AL JAZEERA ENGLISH on MARCH 23, 2015:  Two weeks after New York City announced that its schools would observe the principal Muslim holidays, another school district in the State of New York signaled that Islamophobia in the US, and its classrooms, was hardly on the decline. On March 18, a […]

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WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of […]

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