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CagleCartoons.com - Dr. Hussein Rashid (More than a Military Response Required to Beat ISIS). As ISIS appears to be gaining ground in Iraq, there seems to be a lack of a grand strategy coming out of the White House. The low hum of drone warfare, as opposed to coordinated decisive victories like in Irbil, creates a greater potential for feeding ISIS' propaganda machine. The United States must think more comprehensively than a military intervention. Syndicated at: Hussein Rashid: More than a military response required to beat ISIS Dr. Hussein Rashid: Suggestions on how to beat ISIS Dr. Hussein Rashid: More... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Hussein Rashid
CagleCartoons.com - Dr. Hussein Rashid (More than a Military Response Required to Beat ISIS).As ISIS appears to be gaining ground in Iraq, there seems to be a lack of a grand strategy coming out of the White House. The low hum of drone warfare, as opposed to coordinated decisive victories... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Change the Story
State of Formation - I am ي، ن، ر. It is obvious that most Muslims across the world find the actions of the so-called “Islamic State” abhorrent; from condemnation in the US and UK, to satire in the Middle East, there is no point in elaborating my own personal opposition... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Change the Story
State of Formation - The World is on Fire, so I rode The Ark.On Sunday, September 21, I was blessed to be asked to join The Ark, organized by Auburn Seminary and Groundswell (with help from lots of named and unnamed supporters) for the People's Climate March. The New York... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Change the Story
State of Formation - Every Land is #Ferguson. There is a power in raising our hands for Ferguson. We do not raise our hands like the Illuminati or a Rockefella [sicknowledge]; we do not raise our hands to act out an NWA lyric; we do not even raise our hands... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Change the Story
State of Formation - Every Land is #Ferguson. There is a power in raising our hands for Ferguson. We do not raise our hands like the Illuminati or a Rockefella [sicknowledge]; we do not raise our hands to act out an NWA lyric; we do not even raise our hands... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at islamicate
Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement - The Daily Beast. Hussein Rashid, a professor at Hofstra University and an Islamic scholar, said these debates have been raging within the Muslim community, who are fragmented on what should be eaten. Other issues include whether stunning an animal before death is halal and the age-old debate on whether it’s okay to eat meat slaughtered by Jews and Christians. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement - The Daily Beast. Hussein Rashid, a professor at Hofstra University and an Islamic scholar, said these debates have been raging within the Muslim community, who are fragmented on what should be eaten. Other issues include whether stunning an animal before death is halal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Change the Story
Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement - The Daily Beast. Hussein Rashid, a professor at Hofstra University and an Islamic scholar, said these debates have been raging within the Muslim community, who are fragmented on what should be eaten. Other issues include whether stunning an animal before death is halal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at islamicate
ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media battle – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs.Quoting Islam's holiest text to make that point was smart, said Hussein Rashid, a religion scholar at Hofstra University in New York. "ISIS violates every single tenet of this verse, so Barfi shows them to be ignorant,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Change the Story
ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media battle – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs.Quoting Islam's holiest text to make that point was smart, said Hussein Rashid, a religion scholar at Hofstra University in New York. "ISIS violates every single tenet of this verse, so Barfi shows them to be ignorant,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at islamicate
ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media battle – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs. Quoting Islam's holiest text to make that point was smart, said Hussein Rashid, a religion scholar at Hofstra University in New York. "ISIS violates every single tenet of this verse, so Barfi shows them to be ignorant," he said. "By using the Quran as the basis for debate he also demonstrates that ISIS does not actually base themselves in Muslim traditions, but in the language of hatred and rage." Likewise, Barfi's use of the phrase "debate with calm preachings" rings a particular note in Islam, Muslim... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
I am a huge fan of Sufi Comics. I've been reading them for years, and appreciate their dedication to their craft, and the fact that they use the teachings of both Sufism and Shi'ism in their lessons. I was super excited when their first book came out, even though it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at islamicate
I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Chautauqua Institution. My topic was on meanings made of death in Muslim tradition. The lead up to the event got this write-up. Moral and ethical questions often surround death, dying and the afterlife — questions Hussein Rashid will explore in a Muslim context. Rashid, who teaches a course at Hofstra University called “Life, Death, and Immortality,” will give a lecture at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy titled “Embracing Death to Live Life.” Week Nine’s Interfaith Lecture theme is “From Here to Hereafter: Facing Death with Hope and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 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 6th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. To see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at islamicate
Hussein Rashid. As one author expressed, avoiding thinking about death does not confer immortality. Religious traditions bring a distinctive perspective to the end of the life cycle and the inevitability of death. Recognizing mortality, often terrifying at first, can provide ultimate meaning for living when faced with acceptance and preparation. In this week we will face destiny with practicality, inspiration, and perhaps joy. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Hussein Rashid. As one author expressed, avoiding thinking about death does not confer immortality. Religious traditions bring a distinctive perspective to the end of the life cycle and the inevitability of death. Recognizing mortality, often terrifying at first, can provide ultimate meaning for living when faced with acceptance and preparation.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at islamicate
I am honored to be a respondent to the Spring 2014 McGinley Lecture on "Usury: A Moral Problem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims." The lecture and response will be offered on April 8 (Manhattan Campus) and April 9 (Bronx Campus). Both dates will start at 6PM. Details can be found here: http://www.fordham.edu/audience/mcginley_chair/fr_ryan.asp Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
I am honored to be a respondent to the Spring 2014 McGinley Lecture on "Usury: A Moral Problem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims." The lecture and response will be offered on April 8 (Manhattan Campus) and April 9 (Bronx Campus). Both dates will start at 6PM. Details can be found... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at islamicate
State of Formation - The Aga Khan and the Human Connection. Following my previous post on putting the Aga Khan’s speech at Brown in a historical context, I want to spend some time on his discussion of technology and human interaction. Rather than speaking only to the Nizari Ismaili community, or to concerns that affect only Nizari Ismailis, he is addressing a larger human concern. If, as the Qur’an states, the Prophet Muhammad was sent as a mercy to all mankind, than it is only logical that his descendants and the inheritors of his spiritual authority should continue to speak... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
State of Formation - Understanding the Aga Khan’s Speech in History. Recently, the Aga Khan gave a speech at Brown University. As the head of a community of Muslims spread throughout the world, a community to which I belong, the speech needs some reflection. As the Imam, or Divinely appointed head of the community, it would be a mistake to read his comments as a concern for the moment. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
State of Formation - The Aga Khan and the Human Connection. Following my previous post on putting the Aga Khan’s speech at Brown in a historical context, I want to spend some time on his discussion of technology and human interaction. Rather than speaking only to the Nizari Ismaili community,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at islamicate
State of Formation - Understanding the Aga Khan’s Speech in History. Recently, the Aga Khan gave a speech at Brown University. As the head of a community of Muslims spread throughout the world, a community to which I belong, the speech needs some reflection. As the Imam, or Divinely appointed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at islamicate
State of Formation - The Aga Khan and the Human Connection. Following my previous post on putting the Aga Khan’s speech at Brown in a historical context, I want to spend some time on his discussion of technology and human interaction. Rather than speaking only to the Nizari Ismaili community,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Change the Story