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Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to having conference badges coded and scanned. Hussein Rashid, independent scholar of religion, also tweeted that he’d seen nothing in his conference registration documents to suggest QR codes were a possibility. The society was therefore retroactively changing its terms of attendance, he said,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at islamicate
Scholars of religion and biblical literature object to having conference badges coded and scanned. Hussein Rashid, independent scholar of religion, also tweeted that he’d seen nothing in his conference registration documents to suggest QR codes were a possibility. The society was therefore retroactively changing its terms of attendance, he said, raising the possibility that someone could refuse to be scanned, be denied entry and later challenge the academy legally. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hussein Rashid
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My new co-edited book is available for pre-order. Ms. Marvel’s America | University Press of Mississippi. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
I served as a reader for this project. Sesame Workshop Identity Matters Study | Sesame Workshop. Building a positive sense of identity is critical to children’s healthy development and, ultimately, to their futures. Seeing characteristics like their race, gender, and religion in a positive light gives kids a pathway to success in school and in life—and research shows that valuing their own identities helps children grow into more confident and accepting adolescents and adults. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
I served as a reader for this project. Sesame Workshop Identity Matters Study | Sesame Workshop. Building a positive sense of identity is critical to children’s healthy development and, ultimately, to their futures. Seeing characteristics like their race, gender, and religion in a positive light gives kids a pathway to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at islamicate
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My new co-edited book is available for pre-order. Ms. Marvel’s America | University Press of Mississippi. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at islamicate
NYCC ‘19: Wilson, Shammas, Alfageeh & Henderson on Orientalism in comics & the White, Western gaze - The Beat. Rashid began proceedings by citing theorist Edward Said and describing Orientalism as “a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.” The othering that Orientalism does to Asian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at islamicate
NYCC ‘19: Wilson, Shammas, Alfageeh & Henderson on Orientalism in comics & the White, Western gaze - The Beat. Rashid began proceedings by citing theorist Edward Said and describing Orientalism as “a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.” The othering that Orientalism does to Asian and Arab cultures, he continued, is “a tool of colonization, a means of convincing people that some people are less worthy of their humanity.” The panellists nodded along, taking this definition as their starting point for discussion. In turn, each panelist presented some examples of where we see Orientalism in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
GIA Podcast | Grantmakers in the Arts. Narrative Change Through Satirical Storytelling (podcast #17): Zeyba Rahman, senior program officer for The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges Program; Josh Seftel, filmmaker and creator of “The Secret Life of Muslims” series; Hussein Rashid, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religion at Barnard College who focuses his research on Muslim and American pop culture; and Negin Farsad, Iranian-American writer and comedian who you can find on Netflix, HBO, and other media platforms, are interviewed by Nadia Elokdah, deputy director and director of programs of GIA. They discuss their recent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
GIA Podcast | Grantmakers in the Arts. Narrative Change Through Satirical Storytelling (podcast #17): Zeyba Rahman, senior program officer for The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges Program; Josh Seftel, filmmaker and creator of “The Secret Life of Muslims” series; Hussein Rashid, adjunct faculty member in the Department... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at islamicate
Abe's Eats I Our Advisors. Our advisors teach us a thing or two about a thing or two. Learn more about their work below. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Discovering Islam in New York City: a tour of its Muslim History | the.Ismaili. Hussein Rashid, professor at Columbia University and himself once the coordinator for CPOI, said he arranged this tour for Jamati members in order to “seize opportunities to expand our knowledge,” following Mawlana Hazar Imam’s general guidance. “As an Ismaili Muslim, I believe it’s important that we learn about and engage with our history in ways that do not isolate us but recognize our role in the world. As a result, I look for opportunities that allow [me] to experience my history and faith and try to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Discovering Islam in New York City: a tour of its Muslim History | the.Ismaili. Hussein Rashid, professor at Columbia University and himself once the coordinator for CPOI, said he arranged this tour for Jamati members in order to “seize opportunities to expand our knowledge,” following Mawlana Hazar Imam’s general guidance.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at islamicate
My Salaam - Bringing comics to heal and preserve culture in Syrian refugee camps. CYRIC’s founder, A. David Lewis, is himself a comics and graphic novel author. He started the organisation as a way to help Syrian refugee children by preserving their cultural heritage. “Specifically, it focuses on traditional Syrian stories,” CYRIC board member Hussein Rashid explained. “It helps the children, and hopefully will aid in making sure some part of Syrian story culture persists.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
My Salaam - Bringing comics to heal and preserve culture in Syrian refugee camps. CYRIC’s founder, A. David Lewis, is himself a comics and graphic novel author. He started the organisation as a way to help Syrian refugee children by preserving their cultural heritage. “Specifically, it focuses on traditional Syrian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at islamicate
Breaking fast and drawing together: The iftar at Ramadan with Hussein Rashid - Religion News Service. The holy month of Ramadan is marked by a well-known 30-day fast from sunup to sundown. When the sun goes down, the fast is traditionally broken with water and three dates. To unpack some deeper meaning behind this rigorous and difficult ritual fast, Beliefs producer Jonathan Woodward sat with Dr. Hussein Rashid, Islamic scholar and educator. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Breaking fast and drawing together: The iftar at Ramadan with Hussein Rashid - Religion News Service. The holy month of Ramadan is marked by a well-known 30-day fast from sunup to sundown. When the sun goes down, the fast is traditionally broken with water and three dates. To unpack some... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at islamicate
How Muslims Have Been a Major Part of American History. Muslims have been an integral part of American history since the days of Christopher Columbus. The video above explores the many ways Muslims have been involved in everything from politics to sports to art. Even the Statue of Liberty has a connection to Muslims. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
How Muslims Have Been a Major Part of American History. Muslims have been an integral part of American history since the days of Christopher Columbus. The video above explores the many ways Muslims have been involved in everything from politics to sports to art. Even the Statue of Liberty has... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at islamicate
For many Muslims, Ramadan is a built-in digital detox program - Religion News Service. Hussein Rashid, who teaches Islamic studies at The New School, is also trying to cut back on gaming this Ramadan as part of his ongoing pursuit of a more “mindful” use of technology. Back in 2016, Rashid was spending well over an hour on Facebook every day when he decided to log out for the month of Ramadan. ‘The idea that Facebook promoted a false sense of self was really resonating with me and I started thinking about how Facebook encourages the nafs,” he said, using... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
For many Muslims, Ramadan is a built-in digital detox program - Religion News Service. Hussein Rashid, who teaches Islamic studies at The New School, is also trying to cut back on gaming this Ramadan as part of his ongoing pursuit of a more “mindful” use of technology. Back in 2016,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 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 11th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at islamicate
Rabbi Schoolman & Dr. Rashid: Two Prophets, Two Faiths Tickets in New York, NY, United States. Two iconic figures in the Torah, Abraham and Moses, are depicted as prophets in the Quran. We will delve into the differences in the way these two personalities emerge in Jewish and Islamic scripture, what similarities they share and what we can learn about the differences between Islam and Judaism from those depictions. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Rabbi Schoolman & Dr. Rashid: Two Prophets, Two Faiths Tickets in New York, NY, United States. Two iconic figures in the Torah, Abraham and Moses, are depicted as prophets in the Quran. We will delve into the differences in the way these two personalities emerge in Jewish and Islamic scripture,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at islamicate
Wilbur Awards to celebrate 70 years in Chicago, winners announced for 2019 - Religion News Service. Documentary (up to 30 min.) “The Secret History of Muslims in the US,” Zeyba Rahman, Hussein Rashid, Joshua Seftel, Negin Farsad, Maria Stanisheva; Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Smartypants Pictures & Animadocs, Brooklyn, New York Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Hussein Rashid