Category: Muslim Life & Culture

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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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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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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WATCH: Southern Kentucky Gun Shop Declares “Muslim-Free Zone”

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via FOX 19 NOW and CAIR on JULY 23, 2015:  A Southern Kentucky gun shop (in the US)  has declared a “Muslim-free zone,”  which CAIR-Cincinnati Rep says is illegal and un-American. CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) had previously announced it is seeking a US Department of […]

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Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham’s Anti-Islamic Views

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

by SARA WEISSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 23, 2015:  WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, […]

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WATCH: Why My Own Father Would Have Let IS Kill Me (via BBC)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

via BBC NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  The group that calls itself Islamic State (IS or Isis) has a special punishment for gay people – it kills them by throwing them off high buildings. Taim, a 24-year-old medical student, tells the story of how he only escaped this fate by fleeing from Iraq to Lebanon. […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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