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Adjuncts fight for a living wage | Al Jazeera America. Picture a professor, and you probably don’t think of someone struggling to put food on the table. But that’s the reality for many adjunct faculty, with some earning the equivalent of a fast-food wage. A recent study says more than 75% of professors are now adjunct. Are they being exploited and how do their working conditions impact higher education? Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Adjuncts fight for a living wage | Al Jazeera America. Picture a professor, and you probably don’t think of someone struggling to put food on the table. But that’s the reality for many adjunct faculty, with some earning the equivalent of a fast-food wage. A recent study says more than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at islamicate
Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of Speech, or An Excuse to Bully? - The Takeaway. Europe remains on edge in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack at the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. The attack has highlighted deep divisions between French nationals and Muslim immigrants—a community that Hussein Rashid, a professor of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Change the Story
Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of Speech, or An Excuse to Bully? - The Takeaway. Europe remains on edge in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack at the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. The attack has highlighted deep divisions between French nationals and Muslim immigrants—a community that Hussein Rashid, a professor of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at islamicate
Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of Speech, or An Excuse to Bully? - The Takeaway. Europe remains on edge in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack at the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. The attack has highlighted deep divisions between French nationals and Muslim immigrants—a community that Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, says has been under fire for years. "French society has a very hard time integrating its minorities—whether they're Muslim, Jewish, or black," says Rashid. "Nicolas Sarkozy, the former prime minister, during his tenor as interior minister, once called the minorities of Francs scum." Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film - The Takeaway. Today, a highly acclaimed new film hits theaters across the U.S. It's called "Timbuktu," and it's a French-Mauritanian drama directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. … Hussein Rashid is professor of religion at Hofstra University. He joins us to share his thoughts on the film, and the controversy surrounding it. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film - The Takeaway. Today, a highly acclaimed new film hits theaters across the U.S. It's called "Timbuktu," and it's a French-Mauritanian drama directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. … Hussein Rashid is professor of religion at Hofstra University. He joins us to share his thoughts on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Change the Story
Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film - The Takeaway. Today, a highly acclaimed new film hits theaters across the U.S. It's called "Timbuktu," and it's a French-Mauritanian drama directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. … Hussein Rashid is professor of religion at Hofstra University. He joins us to share his thoughts on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at islamicate
Muslims' mixed response to new Mohammed cover - CNN.com."My initial thought is that the cover is a near perfect response to the tragedy," said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic thought at Hofstra University in New York. "They are not backing down from the depiction of Mohammed, exercising their free speech rights. At the same time, the message is conciliatory, humble, and will hopefully reduce the anger directed to the Muslim communities of France." Rashid noted that the cover's central message -- forgiveness -- resonates not only throughout Islam but through other world religions as well, embracing all in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Muslims' mixed response to new Mohammed cover - CNN.com."My initial thought is that the cover is a near perfect response to the tragedy," said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic thought at Hofstra University in New York. "They are not backing down from the depiction of Mohammed, exercising their free... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Change the Story
Muslims' mixed response to new Mohammed cover - CNN.com. "My initial thought is that the cover is a near perfect response to the tragedy," said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic thought at Hofstra University in New York. "They are not backing down from the depiction of Mohammed, exercising their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at islamicate
Marble has a rich history of participating in interfaith activities and one of the highlights is our “Trialogue” under the leadership of Dr. Michael Brown. The focus of the service is a conversation among spiritual leaders of three faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Ask a friend to join you for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Change the Story
Marble has a rich history of participating in interfaith activities and one of the highlights is our “Trialogue” under the leadership of Dr. Michael Brown. The focus of the service is a conversation among spiritual leaders of three faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Ask a friend to join you for this unique and memorable worship experience. With A Mighty Arm And An Outstretched Hand from Marble Collegiate Church on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Marble has a rich history of participating in interfaith activities and one of the highlights is our “Trialogue” under the leadership of Dr. Michael Brown. The focus of the service is a conversation among spiritual leaders of three faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Ask a friend to join you for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at islamicate
Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Regarding images: Muhammad is a powerful symbol for Muslims. The Quran calls him a “beautiful role model,” and he is considered to be the most perfect Muslim. It is generally accepted by Muslims that images of Muhammad, or any other person, do not appear in mosques. However, this ban does not extend outside the mosque. Various Muslim cultures show a comfort with painting and figural representation. Images of Muhammad, his family, prophets and other holy figures exist. They are on display in museums... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Regarding images: Muhammad is a powerful symbol for Muslims. The Quran calls him a “beautiful role model,” and he is considered to be the most perfect Muslim. It is generally accepted by Muslims... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Change the Story
Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Regarding images: Muhammad is a powerful symbol for Muslims. The Quran calls him a “beautiful role model,” and he is considered to be the most perfect Muslim. It is generally accepted by Muslims... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at islamicate
Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed - CNN.com. In a bitter irony, the sometimes violent attacks against portrayals of the prophet are kind of reverse idol-worship, revering -- and killing for -- the absence of an image, said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic studies at Hofstra University in New York. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed - CNN.com. In a bitter irony, the sometimes violent attacks against portrayals of the prophet are kind of reverse idol-worship, revering -- and killing for -- the absence of an image, said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic studies at Hofstra University in New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Change the Story
Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed - CNN.com. In a bitter irony, the sometimes violent attacks against portrayals of the prophet are kind of reverse idol-worship, revering -- and killing for -- the absence of an image, said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic studies at Hofstra University in New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 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 11, 2014 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