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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
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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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
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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
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at islamicate
Dear Friends, On Martin Luther King day I wrote to many of you announcing my intention to fast on Inauguration Day. A gratifying number of you joined me. It now seems like a long time ago, given the dizzying acting-out by the new occupant of the White House. Many of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Inauguration Fast
Aziz Ansari has a funny suggestion to end Islamophobia. Here’s why it’s important. - The Washington Post. The azan is meant to remind the listener of God’s majesty. Revealed to prophet Muhammad, it puts the believer in a state of awe and humility. For every claim that we may understand God, we are reminded that God is greater than anything we may conceive. That moment of being lost in the transcendence of God, in the tradition of prophet Muhammad, is an ecstatic one. It is not about bells or dancing. It is about exercising the gifts God has created in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Aziz Ansari has a funny suggestion to end Islamophobia. Here’s why it’s important. - The Washington Post. The azan is meant to remind the listener of God’s majesty. Revealed to prophet Muhammad, it puts the believer in a state of awe and humility. For every claim that we may understand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at islamicate
Professors grapple with how to address Trump presidency in classroom - Columbia Daily Spectator. Religion professor Hussein Rashid, who teaches a class on Muslims in diaspora, explained how the effects of Trump’s presidency on Muslim communities could have ripple effects that would present challenges to the entire country. “My job as a professor is to get students to think about the implications of all of these issues,” Rashid said. “If we talk about, say, a Muslim registry, it’s not just about Muslims in America, but what it means for American society, because these things don’t happen in a vacuum.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Why it’s absurd that a Muslim leader’s presence at the Washington National Cathedral is controversial - The Washington Post. The adhan, or call to prayer, is an important aspect of Muslim devotional life. It can be prayerful, but it is not part of a formal prayer. To suggest that Magid is praying, presumably for the success of Trump, is mistaken. When Magid calls out “I bear witness that there is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God,” there is no benediction for anyone. There is only the praise of the divine. By framing it simply as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Professors grapple with how to address Trump presidency in classroom - Columbia Daily Spectator. Religion professor Hussein Rashid, who teaches a class on Muslims in diaspora, explained how the effects of Trump’s presidency on Muslim communities could have ripple effects that would present challenges to the entire country. “My job... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at islamicate
Why it’s absurd that a Muslim leader’s presence at the Washington National Cathedral is controversial - The Washington Post. The adhan, or call to prayer, is an important aspect of Muslim devotional life. It can be prayerful, but it is not part of a formal prayer. To suggest that Magid... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at islamicate
Letter 4 | Values and Voices. Muslims have been part of this country since its founding. Since nearly a third of all slaves were Muslim, this country literally was built on the backs of Muslims. We have remained important contributors to American history, serving to defend our nation and contributing culturally to what it means to be American. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Qur’an sits in the Library of Congress as a testament to how important Muslim thought was to the founding of this country. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Hussein Rashid
Letter 4 | Values and Voices. Muslims have been part of this country since its founding. Since nearly a third of all slaves were Muslim, this country literally was built on the backs of Muslims. We have remained important contributors to American history, serving to defend our nation and contributing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at islamicate