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I'll be speaking at BU's Pardee School with their Mizan Project in a conference called "Activism, Advocacy, and Scholarship on Islam in the Digital Realm: Prospects, Progress, and Challenges." My session is labeled "Wild Card," which suits me just fine. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be speaking at BU's Pardee School with their Mizan Project in a conference called "Activism, Advocacy, and Scholarship on Islam in the Digital Realm: Prospects, Progress, and Challenges." My session is labeled "Wild Card," which suits me just fine. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at islamicate
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I was blessed to be invited to a conference at the Vatican on Laudato Si, the Papal Encyclical on creation care. Called Our Common Home, I presented a reflection on Laudato Si using the teachings of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (AS). The conference ended with an audience with the Pope. Audience... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at islamicate
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I was blessed to be invited to a conference at the Vatican on Laudato Si, the Papal Encyclical on creation care. Called Our Common Home, I presented a reflection on Laudato Si using the teachings of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (AS). The conference ended with an audience with the Pope. Audience with Pope Francis Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US | Religion News Service. But Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Barnard College who frequently writes and consults about Islam in the U.S., said the jump in anti-Islamic sentiment the study pinpoints is reflected in the current political rhetoric. “The data from this survey shows that there is an increasing pull away from the promise of America,” he said in an email. “In 10 years, people have a more negative perception of Muslims, Jews, gays, Latinos, and Blacks. As a new America is taking shape, with all its diversity, there is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US | Religion News Service. But Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Barnard College who frequently writes and consults about Islam in the U.S., said the jump in anti-Islamic sentiment the study pinpoints is reflected in the current political rhetoric. “The data... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at islamicate
How to Celebrate Eid al-Adha Like an American - The New York Times. “Our obligations as American Muslims have not changed, they have just become more difficult,” acknowledges Hussein Rashid, a scholar of Islamic studies. He still believes Muslims should rise above hate and try to be the best version of themselves, not for the sake of appearing moderate, but to uphold and mirror their honorable religious values. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
In Pakistan, A Well-Known Musician Killed In A Targeted Attack : NPR. Amjad Sabri was gunned down on Wednesday in Karachi, Pakistan. He was famous for Qawwali tradition and came from one of South Asia's most celebrated singing families. Related: Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan? Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
In Pakistan, A Well-Known Musician Killed In A Targeted Attack : NPR. Amjad Sabri was gunned down on Wednesday in Karachi, Pakistan. He was famous for Qawwali tradition and came from one of South Asia's most celebrated singing families. Related: Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan? Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at islamicate
How to Celebrate Eid al-Adha Like an American - The New York Times. “Our obligations as American Muslims have not changed, they have just become more difficult,” acknowledges Hussein Rashid, a scholar of Islamic studies. He still believes Muslims should rise above hate and try to be the best version... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at islamicate
Terrorism in Europe Triggers Debate Over Surveillance of U.S. Muslims - NY City Lens. Meanwhile, Hussein Rashid, a research fellow from the Truman National Security Project, a non-profit that works towards principled solutions for global challenges like terrorism, applauded the commissioner’s statement that underlines that Muslims are a part of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at islamicate
Terrorism in Europe Triggers Debate Over Surveillance of U.S. Muslims - NY City Lens. Meanwhile, Hussein Rashid, a research fellow from the Truman National Security Project, a non-profit that works towards principled solutions for global challenges like terrorism, applauded the commissioner’s statement that underlines that Muslims are a part of New York’s diverse community. “The New York Police Department has really publically understood where they went wrong in a lot of their surveillances, [and] really spoken out against people who want to replicate this at a national level,” said Rashid. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting - The Takeaway - WNYC. Shortly after the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Muhammad Musri, president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, held a press conference to offer the support of the Muslim community. He also cautioned the media and Americans around the country from rushing to judgment. But in this tense political environment, have American Muslims also become victims of such tragedies? For answers, we turn to Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear our full... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting - The Takeaway - WNYC. Shortly after the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Muhammad Musri, president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, held a press conference to offer the support of the Muslim community. He also cautioned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at islamicate
Emanu-El | Calendar. All temple members and their guests are invited to join us for an evening celebrating our commitment to our friends in the Muslim American community. First, Muslim scholar and educator Dr. Hussein Rashid will address the congregation at Sabbath services about his experience of being Muslim in America. Then, at 8 PM in I.M. Wise Hall, we will host a festive Iftar, the break-fast meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Please note: The Iftar begins later in the evening because break-fast occurs after sundown. Programming to be held after services and before the Iftar will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Emanu-El | Calendar. All temple members and their guests are invited to join us for an evening celebrating our commitment to our friends in the Muslim American community. First, Muslim scholar and educator Dr. Hussein Rashid will address the congregation at Sabbath services about his experience of being Muslim in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at islamicate
Why was Muhammad Ali the greatest? He had a clear moral vision | Religion News Service. Ali defined more than a generation. His religious identity was new to the American public, but he did with it what many believers have done — offered a voice of moral clarity and urgency to the issues of the day. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Why was Muhammad Ali the greatest? He had a clear moral vision | Religion News Service. Ali defined more than a generation. His religious identity was new to the American public, but he did with it what many believers have done — offered a voice of moral clarity and urgency... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at islamicate
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 8th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will be tweeting @islamoyankee. To see how the call has (not) evolved, here are the six call outs: 2009 Windsor Star Article 2010 (despite the title, which says 2011) 2011 USA Today Article 2012 2013 Storify (including press stories) 2014 A piece I did on Immanent Frame The Background [from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 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 8th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at islamicate
DE BLASIO press shake-up -- CUOMO bans insider lobbyist -- REDSTONE saga - POLITICO. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Helen Rosenthal toured the America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan earlier this week with the museum’s executive director Andy Ackerman, the museum’s honorary board chair Laurie M. Tisch, museum board member Judith Hannan, the exhibit’s academic advisor Hussein Rashid and others. America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far is a groundbreaking new interactive exhibit for children... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslims are already denouncing terrorism, why aren't we hearing them? | America Magazine. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a Muslim American who teaches religious studies and consults on religious literacy, has also experienced a form of selective inattention even when the message is constructive. After the bombing attempt in Times Square in 2010, Dr. Rashid—who was born and raised in New York—and two Muslim colleagues were on every major network and cable TV outlet all day condemning the action. That night he gave a talk to 200 people and asked how many had seen the coverage. “Of the 190 people who claimed... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
DE BLASIO press shake-up -- CUOMO bans insider lobbyist -- REDSTONE saga - POLITICO. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Helen Rosenthal toured the America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit at the Children’s... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at islamicate
Muslims are already denouncing terrorism, why aren't we hearing them? | America Magazine. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a Muslim American who teaches religious studies and consults on religious literacy, has also experienced a form of selective inattention even when the message is constructive. After the bombing attempt in Times Square in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at islamicate
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I'll be speaking at a rally to counter the hate emerging out of this year's Presidential Election Cycle. Please join if you can on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at 2PM in New York City, by New York University. The official letter about the program is here. Dear Friends: As the co-founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH; pach.org), I am writing to let you know that PACH and 20 other NYC organizations are having a love rally in Washington Square Park on April 10th from 2-4. Please join us! We have over 35 world leaders,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Hussein Rashid