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islamoyankee
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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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
What Muslims Need from Christians | Sojourners. Those same voices who engage in this idle worship now hold the reins of power in the U.S. government. And they seek to exterminate Muslims. There are concerns of a Muslim registry and internment camps. More extreme fears consider other types of camps, imagining a return of the Holocaust. These fears are not unfounded, nor are they out of character with what President Trump’s advisers and appointees have said. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
What Muslims Need from Christians | Sojourners. Those same voices who engage in this idle worship now hold the reins of power in the U.S. government. And they seek to exterminate Muslims. There are concerns of a Muslim registry and internment camps. More extreme fears consider other types of camps,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at islamicate
As opposition to Trump grows, Nando's #EveryoneIsWelcome proves hot business - Times LIVE. Hussein Rashid (‏@islamoyankee) posted to his more than 5‚000 followers: "Wish there was a @NandosUSA in #NYC so I could go where #everyoneiswelcome." Wish there was a @NandosUSA in #NYC so I could go were #everyoneiswelcome https://t.co/RWhtg3Ndn5—... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at islamicate
As opposition to Trump grows, Nando's #EveryoneIsWelcome proves hot business - Times LIVE. Hussein Rashid (‏@islamoyankee) posted to his more than 5‚000 followers: "Wish there was a @NandosUSA in #NYC so I could go where #everyoneiswelcome." Wish there was a @NandosUSA in #NYC so I could go were #everyoneiswelcome https://t.co/RWhtg3Ndn5 — Hussein Rashid (@islamoyankee) January 30, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Prof. Hussein Rashid Speaks Out on the Importance of Normalizing Islam | Barnard College. In the days after Donald Trump took office and his speeches and policies encouraged a distrust or fear of Muslims, religion professor Hussein Rashid appeared in the media to debunk some common misconceptions and call for increased familiarity with the world’s second-largest religion. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Prof. Hussein Rashid Speaks Out on the Importance of Normalizing Islam | Barnard College. In the days after Donald Trump took office and his speeches and policies encouraged a distrust or fear of Muslims, religion professor Hussein Rashid appeared in the media to debunk some common misconceptions and call for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at islamicate
Dehumanizing The Humanities – When Social Justice Becomes Injustice (Hussein Rashid) | Political Theology Today. As time went on, I realized how disastrous the job market was for academics in the humanities. Ultimately, I decided to become academia adjacent and focus on my own consultancy. I would teach as an adjunct, but in the earliest incarnation of the term, someone who did the work in addition to a career. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be speaking at Yale for the South Asian Millennials Conference: Spotlight on Disparities, on "Unlearning Islamophobia." Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be speaking at Yale for the South Asian Millennials Conference: Spotlight on Disparities, on "Unlearning Islamophobia." Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at islamicate
What's 'Normal' in Trump's America? - The Takeaway - WNYC. The demands that Muslims in this country meet certain expectations of "normalcy" are not new. Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Barnard College and a Truman National Security Fellow, and Jerusha Lamptey, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of the book "Never Wholly Other," discuss that sentiment, and how Muslim immigrants meet and adjust to certain expectations of "normalcy" in America. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
What's 'Normal' in Trump's America? - The Takeaway - WNYC. The demands that Muslims in this country meet certain expectations of "normalcy" are not new. Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Barnard College and a Truman National Security Fellow, and Jerusha Lamptey, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at islamicate