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Allah Akbar, i musulmani newyorkesi e le parole rubate - Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it. A una settimana esatta dall’attentato di Tribeca un viaggio tra i discorsi e i volti dell’Islam di New York. C’è la sensazione di essere stati defraudati delle due parole considerate in assoluto più preziose: Allah... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at islamicate
Allah Akbar, i musulmani newyorkesi e le parole rubate - Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it. A una settimana esatta dall’attentato di Tribeca un viaggio tra i discorsi e i volti dell’Islam di New York. C’è la sensazione di essere stati defraudati delle due parole considerate in assoluto più preziose: Allah Akbar. Hussein Rashid, è un professore di religione della Columbia University. Mehmet Özalp, imam in Turchia è volontario presso una moschea di Brooklyn. Yousra Alshanqiti, giovane avvocatessa in Arabia Saudita è una dottoranda in diritto dell’immigrazione qui negli Stati Uniti. Hussein e Abdullah, sono due venditori ambulanti originari rispettivamente del... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hussein Rashid
Cold stones – The Immanent Frame. When I first received the invitation to contribute to “Is This All There Is,” I thought immediately of the great speculative fiction author Douglas Adams. The question called to mind the title of his novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. An open question about endings demanded an equally amorphous valediction. My goal was to write a series of seemingly unconnected vignettes, which would ultimately connect to a point and work in the number “42.” Inspired by recent resignation letters from the executive branch of the US government, which used the initial... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hussein Rashid
Hussein Rashid Archives - PEN America. In America, people are always finding ways to try to silence things they don’t understand. Right now, it’s religion; before, it was race. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at islamicate
Cold stones – The Immanent Frame. When I first received the invitation to contribute to “Is This All There Is,” I thought immediately of the great speculative fiction author Douglas Adams. The question called to mind the title of his novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. An... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at islamicate
Hussein Rashid Archives - PEN America. In America, people are always finding ways to try to silence things they don’t understand. Right now, it’s religion; before, it was race. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hussein Rashid
A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College. Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come here how qawwali, a Muslim devotional music from South Asia, is now an American music. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
How New York's Muslims Are Responding To Manhattan Truck Attack : NPR. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Hussein Rashid, a professor in the religion department at Columbia University and a native New Yorker, about how the Muslim community in New York is reacting to Tuesday's terrorist attack. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College. Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at islamicate
How New York's Muslims Are Responding To Manhattan Truck Attack : NPR. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Hussein Rashid, a professor in the religion department at Columbia University and a native New Yorker, about how the Muslim community in New York is reacting to Tuesday's terrorist attack. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at islamicate
The al-Ghazali Lecture Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. To share his research on Muslims and American popular culture, he writes and speaks about music, comics, movies and the blogistan. He currently is a fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and also is working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert for their “America to Zanzibar” exhibit. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Comics and Islam 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday, October 21, 2017 Muslim identity and practices are featured more comics than ever, from mainstream titles like Ms. Marvelto independent graphic memoirs. This panel takes stock of this important growing field — including the brand-new book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation — and presents the perspectives of both academics and creators. Hussein Rashid – Religion Professor, Barnard College; Contributor, Muslim Superheroes A. David Lewis – Faculty Associate, MCPHS; Co-Editor, Muslim Superheroes Sara Alfageeh – Illustrator, Co-Director, BOY/BYE series MIPSTERZ project Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
The al-Ghazali Lecture Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. To share his research on Muslims and American popular culture,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at islamicate
Comics and Islam 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday, October 21, 2017 Muslim identity and practices are featured more comics than ever, from mainstream titles like Ms. Marvelto independent graphic memoirs. This panel takes stock of this important growing field — including the brand-new book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at islamicate
Writing God(s): The Creation of Modern Mythologies and Post-Modern Theologies in Comics - Event Search (For Guest Page) - New York Comic Con - October 5 - 8, 2017 - Javits Center. Superheroes are Gods. We read stories of their glory and revel. We bear witness to their losses and mourn. We viciously defend the sanctity of their character against any who would misrepresent them. We attend gatherings with the fellow devoted. We pore over every word that has been written about them so that we may preserve an accurate account of our shared history. We look to their examples... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Hijacking Jihad: Reclaiming Islam's 'Personal Struggle'. Over the last two decades, the term “Jihad” has exclusively been defined as a holy war perpetrated by extremists. As such, when the average American hears the term “Jihad,” they conflate Islam with terror. Although the term has been hijacked by extremists, many Muslims in the US and around world don’t recognize Jihad’s contemporary application. For these Muslims, the term, which literally translates to “struggle,” is a personal struggle, or a mission. For example, someone’s “Jihad” could be giving up smoking or to strive to be a better neighbor, friend, husband, or wife. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Writing God(s): The Creation of Modern Mythologies and Post-Modern Theologies in Comics - Event Search (For Guest Page) - New York Comic Con - October 5 - 8, 2017 - Javits Center. Superheroes are Gods. We read stories of their glory and revel. We bear witness to their losses and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at islamicate
Hijacking Jihad: Reclaiming Islam's 'Personal Struggle'. Over the last two decades, the term “Jihad” has exclusively been defined as a holy war perpetrated by extremists. As such, when the average American hears the term “Jihad,” they conflate Islam with terror. Although the term has been hijacked by extremists, many Muslims... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at islamicate
Believer, religious studies, and the public « The Immanent Frame. When we ask what sort of religious studies work Believer does, we are truly asking, what is the nature of our field and what sort of work do we do? As Edward Said, amongst others, noted, we are now academics, not intellectuals. We talk in guild-speak for ourselves, and are not invested in public engagement, even to our first public, our students. We have a conflicted relationship with public engagement. On one hand, we recognize the need to share our knowledge, but on the other we fear being in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Believer, religious studies, and the public « The Immanent Frame. When we ask what sort of religious studies work Believer does, we are truly asking, what is the nature of our field and what sort of work do we do? As Edward Said, amongst others, noted, we are now academics,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at islamicate
Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders' Questions Prompt Backlash | UPR Utah Public Radio. Hussein Rashid, founder of the religious literacy consultancy Islamicate L3C, doesn't agree that the belief itself is a problem. "I think we have to accept that there are theologies that are what I would call exclusionary, that only certain people will go to heaven and certain people will go to hell. They are not inherently Islamophobic or anti-Semitic," Rashid said. "It's when it turns into action that we start getting worried. " Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Is It Hateful To Believe In Hell? Bernie Sanders' Questions Prompt Backlash | UPR Utah Public Radio. Hussein Rashid, founder of the religious literacy consultancy Islamicate L3C, doesn't agree that the belief itself is a problem. "I think we have to accept that there are theologies that are what I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at islamicate
Trump’s statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism - The Washington Post. “He could not recall the honor of being on stage with one of the icons of American life, but could remember to deny part of America’s story,” said Hussein Rashid, founder of islamicate, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy. “With his depth of understanding of religion, and the company he keeps, I fully expect him to honor the Ku Klux Klan as representatives of Christianity during his Christmas message.” Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Hussein Rashid