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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
'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