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islamoyankee
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Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 7th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will be tweeting @islamoyankee. To see how the call has (not) evolved, here are the six five call outs: 2009 Windsor Star Article 2010 (despite the title, which says 2011) 2011 USA Today Article 2012 2013 Storify (including press stories) 2014 A piece I did on Immanent Frame The Background [from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 7th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at islamicate
My first piece for the Foreign Policy Association blog. The recent attack against Ismaili Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, will be read by most as part of a simple narrative of an ongoing Sunni-Shi’ah conflict. Unfortunately, as consistent fear-mongering has demonstrated with Sharia, bandying about non-English words conveys a facade of knowledge without any guarantee of any actual understanding. As is the case with most political violence, here is more to this attack than a simple retelling of a religious clash. There is a deeper history that is masked by using inappropriate vocabulary, and misusing it is allowing the most extreme... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
My first piece for the Foreign Policy Association blog. The recent attack against Ismaili Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, will be read by most as part of a simple narrative of an ongoing Sunni-Shi’ah conflict. Unfortunately, as consistent fear-mongering has demonstrated with Sharia, bandying about non-English words conveys a facade of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at islamicate
My first piece for the Foreign Policy Association blog. The recent attack against Ismaili Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, will be read by most as part of a simple narrative of an ongoing Sunni-Shi’ah conflict. Unfortunately, as consistent fear-mongering has demonstrated with Sharia, bandying about non-English words conveys a facade of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Change the Story
I was interviewed for PBS Newshour on questions of sexuality and Islam. Interesting situation in South Africa. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Change the Story
I was interviewed for PBS Newshour on questions of sexuality and Islam. Interesting situation in South Africa. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
I was interviewed for PBS Newshour on questions of sexuality and Islam. Interesting situation in South Africa. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at islamicate
It is time for the McGinley Lecture at Fordham. This term, I will be giving a response to the theme of “Poverty: The Curse and The Blessing." The event will be Tuesday, April 14 at 6PM at the Lincoln Center campus, and repeated on Wednesday, April 15, at 6PM at the Rose Hill campus. Details on this event can be found here. Previous topics I have been a respondent to include: Usury: A Moral Concern for Jews, Christians and Muslims (Video | text of my response) Life After Death: Hopes and Fears for Jews, Christians and Muslims (Video | text... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
I am talking about Lust. As part of a lecture series at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, I’ll be giving a Muslim perspective on love and lust. The talk will be the sixth in series, and will happen on Wednesday, May 13 from 6-7:30PM. Details on the series... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at islamicate
It is time for the McGinley Lecture at Fordham. This term, I will be giving a response to the theme of “Poverty: The Curse and The Blessing." The event will be Tuesday, April 14 at 6PM at the Lincoln Center campus, and repeated on Wednesday, April 15, at 6PM at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at islamicate
I was recently interviewed on NPR about Riyaaz Qawwali, a group out of Austin, TX. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, says that many qawwaliartists working in South Asia today have limited themselves. He believes this American group is bringing the music back to its roots. "You know, I think there's been so much concern about what is Islam, and what isn't, politically speaking and artistically speaking," Rashid says, "that there's been a push in modern qawwali to actually sanitize it and make it very sterile — and almost rule-bound — rather than ecstatic and devotional. For... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
I was recently interviewed on NPR about Riyaaz Qawwali, a group out of Austin, TX. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, says that many qawwaliartists working in South Asia today have limited themselves. He believes this American group is bringing the music back to its roots. "You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Change the Story
I was recently interviewed on NPR about Riyaaz Qawwali, a group out of Austin, TX. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, says that many qawwaliartists working in South Asia today have limited themselves. He believes this American group is bringing the music back to its roots. "You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at islamicate
I am talking about Lust. As part of a lecture series at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, I’ll be giving a Muslim perspective on love and lust. The talk will be the sixth in series, and will happen on Wednesday, May 13 from 6-7:30PM. Details on the series... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Change the Story
I am talking about Lust. As part of a lecture series at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, I’ll be giving a Muslim perspective on love and lust. The talk will be the sixth in series, and will happen on Wednesday, May 13 from 6-7:30PM. Details on the series can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
It is time for the McGinley Lecture at Fordham. This term, I will be giving a response to the theme of “Poverty: The Curse and The Blessing." The event will be Tuesday, April 14 at 6PM at the Lincoln Center campus, and repeated on Wednesday, April 15, at 6PM at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Change the Story
On Friday, April 10, 2015, from 7-8:30PM, I will be discussing a film at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. The film is about conjoined twins in Iran, one of whom is religious, and the other is not. Please join me. Details can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Change the Story
On Friday, April 10, 2015, from 7-8:30PM, I will be discussing a film at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. The film is about conjoined twins in Iran, one of whom is religious, and the other is not. Please join me. Details can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Hussein Rashid
On Friday, April 10, 2015, from 7-8:30PM, I will be discussing a film at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. The film is about conjoined twins in Iran, one of whom is religious, and the other is not. Please join me. Details can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at islamicate
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