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City & State - Nonprofits confront fear in their communities. “I have always believed that the fastest way to get gun control legislation passed in this country is to mass mobilize the American Muslim community to start getting firearms,” said Hussein Rashid, a lecturer on Islamic and American culture, as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at islamicate
City & State - Nonprofits confront fear in their communities. “I have always believed that the fastest way to get gun control legislation passed in this country is to mass mobilize the American Muslim community to start getting firearms,” said Hussein Rashid, a lecturer on Islamic and American culture, as part of the panel. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hussein Rashid
Mizan Project: We are All Children of the Atom The recent launch of the new comic series X-Men Gold has generated international controversy over religious and political images included by its artist, Ardian Syaf. These images stand in striking contrast to the diversity that Marvel Comics has recently come to energetically espouse. The company has released a statement that explains their being unaware of the symbolism in the book as it was originally published, and declared its plans to discipline Syaf and remove the offending imagery from future reprints of the comic. We do not believe that this incident should... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hussein Rashid
Mizan Project: We are All Children of the Atom The recent launch of the new comic series X-Men Gold has generated international controversy over religious and political images included by its artist, Ardian Syaf. These images stand in striking contrast to the diversity that Marvel Comics has recently come to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at islamicate
Religion and Public Life series – Hussein Rashid. The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study of Religion is built. By broadening the scope of what we can do with “religious” material, we can more broadly imagine what religion is. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Religion and Public Life series – Hussein Rashid. The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at islamicate
The Muslim Protagonist 2017. To be Muslim in America is to either be invisibilized, or Otherized. To be Muslim in America is to be pushed into the margins, racialized, and Orientalized. How then can we, as Muslims, choose to write ourselves onto the pages of modern memory? Join us as Hussein Rashid, Bushra Rehman, Shannon Chakraborty, and Melody Moezzi delve into the challenges that come with centering the margin and the Muslim protagonist. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
The Muslim Protagonist 2017. To be Muslim in America is to either be invisibilized, or Otherized. To be Muslim in America is to be pushed into the margins, racialized, and Orientalized. How then can we, as Muslims, choose to write ourselves onto the pages of modern memory? Join us as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at islamicate
I've written before about my admiration of the work of Sufi Comics. They do outstanding work engaging with Muslim spirituality in a modern context. In fact, I have an academic article about their work on Imam Ali coming out in an anthology on Muslim Superheroes. They now have a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at islamicate
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I'll be hosting a #GlobalEdChat with Asia Society on Teaching Islam. Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 8PM EST Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at islamicate
Building Bridges | A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue | The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields. With recent political decisions to attempt to ban Muslims and refugees from entering this nation for a better life or even for safety, what is our role in responding as people of faith? As a nation founded upon principles of religious freedom and enshrined in our Constitution, what are the duties of a Christian majority in defending the freedom of religious minorities? Fear is a highly controlling force that plays a major role in the narrative around Muslims – and a lack of common... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
A top White House aide was asked if Trump thought Islam was a religion. He refused to answer. - Vox. Questioning whether Islam is a religion is not, in and of itself, a new idea. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, told me that it was a dynamic that began in Europe and has a “centuries-long pedigree.” “We are seeing a particularly American manifestation of it now,” he added. He continued, “This administration is playing into all of these themes very clearly: They are trying to say that Muslims are not human and that they are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
A top White House aide was asked if Trump thought Islam was a religion. He refused to answer. - Vox. Questioning whether Islam is a religion is not, in and of itself, a new idea. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, told me that it was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at islamicate
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I'll be hosting a #GlobalEdChat with Asia Society on Teaching Islam. Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 8PM EST Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order - The Washington Post. “This protest is the first one in a long time that I can recall when so many Muslims gathered to protest something,” said Hussein Rashid, founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
A Children’s Museum ‘Surprise Blockbuster’: A Show on Islam - The New York Times. “Would I love to get more people to this exhibit and get them to understand that Muslims are human beings with desires and passions and artistic creativity in ways that maybe they haven’t thought about before? Absolutely,” Mr. Rashid said. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
A Children’s Museum ‘Surprise Blockbuster’: A Show on Islam - The New York Times. “Would I love to get more people to this exhibit and get them to understand that Muslims are human beings with desires and passions and artistic creativity in ways that maybe they haven’t thought about before?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at islamicate
These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order - The Washington Post. “This protest is the first one in a long time that I can recall when so many Muslims gathered to protest something,” said Hussein Rashid, founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at islamicate
Building Bridges | A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue | The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields. With recent political decisions to attempt to ban Muslims and refugees from entering this nation for a better life or even for safety, what is our role in responding as people of faith? As... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at islamicate
Baldanzi continues love for comics | The Record. Baldanzi is not alone in her research. Dr. Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Hofstra University, has been co-editing papers alongside Baldanzi and is now teaching at Barnard College. The two are working on a collection of scholarly essays called Ms. Marvel in America. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Baldanzi continues love for comics | The Record. Baldanzi is not alone in her research. Dr. Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Hofstra University, has been co-editing papers alongside Baldanzi and is now teaching at Barnard College. The two are working on a collection of scholarly essays called Ms. Marvel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at islamicate