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islamoyankee
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#GivingTuesday Chat with Dr. Hussein Rashid | Ismailimail. My faith teaches that being attached to the world detaches you from God. Need balance btwn din (religion) & dunya (world) #GivingTuesday Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hussein Rashid
#GivingTuesday Chat with Dr. Hussein Rashid | Ismailimail. My faith teaches that being attached to the world detaches you from God. Need balance btwn din (religion) & dunya (world) #GivingTuesday Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at islamicate
Ismaili Institutions for Canada. Dr. Rashid’s presentation entitled “Sounding Off: Making National Narratives through Music” focused on how Muslims integrate different musical expressions to alter national narratives and normalize the presence of Muslims in North America. Dr. Rashid looked at musical genres from hip-hop to qawwali, including the practice of silence. The talk also touched on transnational flows, mixing of traditions, and Muslims ignorance of their own traditions. The question-and-answer revolved around two themes: valuing the human being and the race to cultural amnesia that Muslims are participating in. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Ismaili Institutions for Canada. Dr. Rashid’s presentation entitled “Sounding Off: Making National Narratives through Music” focused on how Muslims integrate different musical expressions to alter national narratives and normalize the presence of Muslims in North America. Dr. Rashid looked at musical genres from hip-hop to qawwali, including the practice of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at islamicate
#GivingTuesday Chat with Dr. Hussein Rashid | Ismailimail. My faith teaches that being attached to the world detaches you from God. Need balance btwn din (religion) & dunya (world) #GivingTuesday Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Change the Story
'Serial' whodunit shows how perceptions of Muslims have changed (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. The podcast “Serial” is an addictive radio documentary that revolves around a real-life whodunit: the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for the crime. It also illustrates how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Change the Story
'Serial' whodunit shows how perceptions of Muslims have changed (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. The podcast “Serial” is an addictive radio documentary that revolves around a real-life whodunit: the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for the crime. It also illustrates how our thinking about Muslims has changed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
'Serial' whodunit shows how perceptions of Muslims have changed (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. The podcast “Serial” is an addictive radio documentary that revolves around a real-life whodunit: the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for the crime. It also illustrates how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at islamicate
Why Peter Kassig was the Islamic State's greatest threat (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. With each bloody act, Islamic State militants demonstrate their need for self-importance overrides any moral, ethical, or religious boundary. Peter Kassig’s beheading is a microcosm of all the Islamic State wants, and religion is not high on that list. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Changing school calendars is a politically difficult maneuver because it makes statements about community identity. Our initial school calendar was determined by a mix of agricultural schedules and dominant religious thought. The result: summers off to work the land, and the end of December off to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Despite changing economies and demographics, we hold on to this system because it tells a story of who we are as a nation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
My appearances at the American Academy of Religion 2014. --- THATCamp Organizing Committee --- Social Science Research Council Theme: New Media, New Audiences: Making the Study of Religion Online Respondent ---- Contingent Faculty Task Force Theme: Contingency in Religious Studies: A Roundtable ---- Contemporary Islam Group Theme: Making Muslim American Musics Consuming Qawwali: Hollywood and Muslim Devotionals ---- Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group Theme: Extending Moral Injury: Examining Moral Injury as an Interdisciplinary Resource for Scholars and Practitioners Where Am I From?: Bullying, The Immigrant Muslim Experience, and Moral Injury --- Council on Foreign Relations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Why Peter Kassig was the Islamic State's greatest threat (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. With each bloody act, Islamic State militants demonstrate their need for self-importance overrides any moral, ethical, or religious boundary. Peter Kassig’s beheading is a microcosm of all the Islamic State wants, and religion is not high... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Change the Story
Why Peter Kassig was the Islamic State's greatest threat (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. With each bloody act, Islamic State militants demonstrate their need for self-importance overrides any moral, ethical, or religious boundary. Peter Kassig’s beheading is a microcosm of all the Islamic State wants, and religion is not high... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at islamicate
The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Changing school calendars is a politically difficult maneuver because it makes statements about community identity. Our initial school calendar was determined by a mix of agricultural schedules and dominant religious thought. The result: summers off to work the land,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Change the Story
The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Changing school calendars is a politically difficult maneuver because it makes statements about community identity. Our initial school calendar was determined by a mix of agricultural schedules and dominant religious thought. The result: summers off to work the land,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at islamicate
The Islamophobia Of Media Analysis In ‘Lone Wolf’ Shootings. The recent attacks on military and law enforcement personnel in Canada and the U.S. raises the specter of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, making Muslims suspect. Such thinking is superficial and reactionary. In the age of modern Islamophobia, it is a situation of owning a hammer and thinking everything is a nail. Looking at so-called “lone wolf” attacks in more detail and in a larger context reveals disconcerting issues in mental health care and media representations of Islam. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement - The Takeaway. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, argues that extremism appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
The Islamophobia Of Media Analysis In ‘Lone Wolf’ Shootings. The recent attacks on military and law enforcement personnel in Canada and the U.S. raises the specter of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, making Muslims suspect. Such thinking is superficial and reactionary. In the age of modern Islamophobia, it is a situation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at islamicate
ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement - The Takeaway. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, argues that extremism appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at islamicate
The Islamophobia Of Media Analysis In ‘Lone Wolf’ Shootings. The recent attacks on military and law enforcement personnel in Canada and the U.S. raises the specter of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, making Muslims suspect. Such thinking is superficial and reactionary. In the age of modern Islamophobia, it is a situation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Change the Story
ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement - The Takeaway. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, argues that extremism appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Change the Story
State of Formation - The World is on Fire, so I rode The Ark. On Sunday, September 21, I was blessed to be asked to join The Ark, organized by Auburn Seminary and Groundswell (with help from lots of named and unnamed supporters) for the People's Climate March. The New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at islamicate
State of Formation - I am ي، ن، ر. It is obvious that most Muslims across the world find the actions of the so-called “Islamic State” abhorrent; from condemnation in the US and UK, to satire in the Middle East, there is no point in elaborating my own personal opposition... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at islamicate
CagleCartoons.com - Dr. Hussein Rashid (More than a Military Response Required to Beat ISIS). As ISIS appears to be gaining ground in Iraq, there seems to be a lack of a grand strategy coming out of the White House. The low hum of drone warfare, as opposed to coordinated decisive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at islamicate
State of Formation - Every Land is #Ferguson. There is a power in raising our hands for Ferguson. We do not raise our hands like the Illuminati or a Rockefella [sicknowledge]; we do not raise our hands to act out an NWA lyric; we do not even raise our hands in an “Allah Akbar.” Instead, we raise our hands in surrender. Our submission is to the police. The power in raising our hands is with the police. It’s not an act of agency, but a recognition of the value(lessness) of brown and black bodies. This submission to authoritarianism should concern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Hussein Rashid