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islamoyankee
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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 3 days ago 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
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 Change the Story
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 2PM ISM Fellows Lunch Series | Hussein Rashid | Institute of Sacred Music. Our presenter will be Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University. His presentation is titled: “A Qawwali-fied Home: Integration Through Resistance” Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at islamicate
Thursday, March 27, 2014 ISM Fellows Lunch Series | Hussein Rashid | Institute of Sacred Music. Our presenter will be Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University. His presentation is titled: “A Qawwali-fied Home: Integration Through Resistance” Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Hijab Controversy Obscures Bigger Issues - NYTimes.com. Defending a woman’s right to choose what she does or does not wear on her head is a noble, if misguided, fight. The freedom to choose how you appear in public is part of a constellation of basic human rights that cut across... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Change the Story
Library Receives 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' Grant - Around Town - East Meadow, NY Patch.The East Meadow Public Library was selected to participate in "Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys," a scholar-led reading and discussion program "designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States," according to East Meadow Public Library officials. …The East Meadow Public Library chose the theme "American Stories," to be discussed by Dr. Hussein Rashid from Hofstra University. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
Library Receives 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' Grant - Around Town - East Meadow, NY Patch. The East Meadow Public Library was selected to participate in "Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys," a scholar-led reading and discussion program "designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at islamicate
EMPL receives Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Grant Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. This is only available to sites that have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. ALA and NEH invited the humanities councils and public, academic, and community college libraries that are participating in the Bookshelf to apply for Let’s Talk About It. In May 2013, NEH and ALA selected 125 libraries and humanities... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Hussein Rashid
EMPL receives Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Grant Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. This is only available... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at islamicate
Thanks to the generosity of Intersections International, Hussein Rashid now owns and maintains Change the Story. The site will continue to show the engagement of American Muslims in the national history of America. However, it is now an all volunteer organization and will begin a slow transformation over 2014. Please... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Change the Story
Meet America's first openly gay Imam | Al Jazeera America. "I think Daayiee is trying to say, 'Yes, I can be gay and I can be a Muslim, and I can tend to people who are also gay and Muslim,' that this is part of their identity as a human being and that the religion of Islam teaches people to embrace all aspects of their humanity," he said. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Hussein Rashid
Meet America's first openly gay Imam | Al Jazeera America. "I think Daayiee is trying to say, 'Yes, I can be gay and I can be a Muslim, and I can tend to people who are also gay and Muslim,' that this is part of their identity as a human... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at islamicate
Found an old video I did on Eid in August of 2013. Sorry for the late post. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Hussein Rashid
Found an old video I did on Eid in August of 2013. Sorry for the late post. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at islamicate
Pol: NYPD Muslim Surveillance is ‘Un-American’ | Long Island Press. The sweeping surveillance of local Muslims is un-American, unconstitutional and spawns an atmosphere of mistrust, undermining the efforts of law enforcement conducting clandestine investigations of Muslim Americans in the New York metropolitan area. These criticisms of the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim Americans from New York City to Long Island were made by New York State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University during the college’s 11th annual “Day of Dialogue” event Wednesday. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Hussein Rashid
Pol: NYPD Muslim Surveillance is ‘Un-American’ | Long Island Press. The sweeping surveillance of local Muslims is un-American, unconstitutional and spawns an atmosphere of mistrust, undermining the efforts of law enforcement conducting clandestine investigations of Muslim Americans in the New York metropolitan area. These criticisms of the New York Police... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at islamicate
For several years we have suffered global catastrophes that have cost thousands of lives and untold years of future hardship. Most recent is Typhoon Haiyan, which destroyed parts of the Philippines at a cost of over 5000 lives. It is easy, and necessary, to give money to help people after... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at islamicate