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From a talk I gave at HGI Manhattan College on 1 April 2021. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hussein Rashid
ITREB USA presents Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. "A History of Islam in America" features Dr. Cristal Chanelle Truscott and Dr. Hussein Rashid and is moderated by Nausheen Husain. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hussein Rashid
ITREB Canada and ITREB USA present Critical Conversations, a virtual forum featuring faith-based perspectives on the questions of our time. Conversations on Lived Experiences of Ramadan features Dr. Alnoor Dhanani and Dr. Hussein Rashid and is moderated by Meena Naik. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hussein Rashid
The Building Bridges project invites you to virtual workshop dialogues about cities, architecture, and contemporary life in Muslim communities. Expert panelists will offer their insights about these topics from global and local Texas frames, including the Aga Khan Trust for Culture initiatives. Learn more about the panelists and this partnership between the Aga Khan Council for the Central US and The University of Texas at Arlington on the project website here. Panelists will be engaging with workshop participants dedicated to developing short documentary film episodes relevant to these conversations. The Building Bridges project organizers will select 4 short film pitches... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Hussein Rashid
From Wrongful Arrest to Anti-Prison Activist: Bryonn Bain’s Road to ‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ - Columbia Daily Spectator. “Navigating [these politics] came through people like Bryonn who walked me through that racial consciousness and turned that into something very practical,” New School professor Hussein Rashid, who graduated from Columbia College in 1996, recalls. “We had a lot of agency coming into this protest tradition at Columbia.” As campus activists, Bain and his peers in various campus affinity organizations not only challenged institutional injustice at the administrative level but also at the student level. He and others who fought alongside him on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
I have a new academic piece out on The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching. The article is freely available under a Creative Commons license. The abstract is as follows: The practice of teaching Islam in the American context has a particular intellectual pedigree. At this point, the critique of the Study of Religion as emerging out of a normative Christian framework is well-established in the field. Edward Said’s argument for the ways in which Islam is constructed to meet American political interests, rather than an engagement with Muslims and their religion, is nearly forty years old. These power dynamics mean... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
I recently joined the Guild of Future Architects as a member. You can view my profile here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be giving a talk at Manhattan College's Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center on Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 7PM ET. This is a link to the event. You can register here. The first seven lines of the Qur’an, known as al-Fatiha, are possibly the most frequently recited verses of the Qur’an. This talk explores the importance of these lines in the lives of Muslims, incorporating calligraphy, theology, music, and theology. Prophet Muhammad said that all of the knowledge of the Qur’an is found in these verses. The ways in which Muslims have explored the depths of al-Fatiha allows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
A conversation between my co-editor and myself about our new book Ms. Marvel's America: No Normal. A Conversation about the new book MS. MARVEL'S AMERICA from University Press of Mississippi on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
I was fortunate to moderate a panel on spiritual struggle during the lifetime of Omar ibn Said for the Spoleto Festival. Video is embedded below. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
In February 2021, I was privileged to be asked to give a talk during Yawm-e Ali. The video is embedded below. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Hollywood is slowly working to rectify decades of Muslim misrepresentation - CNET. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus, hungry for content in a competitive space, offer more opportunities for diverse stories to be told, says Hussein Rashid, an academic whose research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Please to announce I'm an advisor on Alhamdu, which: is an experiential arts project created by MIPSTERZ that explores Muslim Futurism—a cultural and artistic aesthetic that builds on Afrofuturist works to reimagine an American Muslim future free from the confines of the majority culture. Excited to see this project develop. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Speakers | A Year of Learning | University of Illinois at Chicago. Hussein Rashid Educator and Founder, islamicate, L3C Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy. He is currently a freelance academic and his research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Got to do a little introduction to my art, the value of communication, and integrity, on the Word of Pod podcast. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be speaking on a panel for Values and Voices. American Values, Religious Voices: 100 Days, 100 Letters is a national nonpartisan campaign bringing together scholars of diverse faiths to speak to our leaders in Washington, DC and a wider interfaith following about the religious texts and teachings connected to our American values and the pressing issues our day. Gain insight from these religious thought leaders who provide hope and unity during a time of hardship and division and challenge us to live up to our nation's highest ideals. The event is free, but does require registration here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
I'm pleased to be writing for Values and Voices again. My letter for this year is Letter 7. My previous letter can be found here. I return to the letter of Imam Ali (as) to Malik al-Ashtar. In the seventh century, Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, successor to the Prophet Muhammad’s religious and political authority, wrote a letter about good governance. This letter is recognized through history as a model for good leadership. Although it is grounded in a Muslim ethical worldview, it is broadly applicable in practice. One of the points of the letter that I would like to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
In their co-edited volume, Ms. Marvel’s America: No Normal (University Press of Mississippi, 2020), Jessica Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid focus on the superhero Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. The first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, the teenager Kamala Khan is also a second-generation Pakistani immigrant who lives in New Jersey. Her complex identities and storyline in the comic world of Marvel welcomes a multifaceted exploration, one that exists at the nexus of religion, gender, culture, race, and much more. By bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications, the edited... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
The good folks of Mipsterz have a new project on Muslim Futurism, and I'm an advisor. Check it out and support us. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Exploring Omar Discussion Series | Spoleto Festival USA 2020. Omar Ibn Said definitively arrived on the shores of Charleston as a Muslim. And while we know he was a forced member of a Christian family and belonged to a Presbyterian church at the time of his death, can we say for sure he departed this life as a Christian? This conversation examines the latter end of Ibn Said’s life and discusses how religion has, throughout U.S. history, drawn people to resist or remain resilient in the context of social justice. Hussein Rashid, a professor at The New School in New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Hussein Rashid
Exploring Omar Discussion Series | Spoleto Festival USA 2020. Omar Ibn Said definitively arrived on the shores of Charleston as a Muslim. And while we know he was a forced member of a Christian family and belonged to a Presbyterian church at the time of his death, can we say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at islamicate
“Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class” on Vimeo. AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series with Hussein Rashid, on "Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class", moderated by Jennifer Victor (George Mason University) | November 10, 2020: islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/events/11587 "Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class" from Ali Vural Ak Center for Global... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at islamicate
“Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class” on Vimeo. AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series with Hussein Rashid, on "Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class", moderated by Jennifer Victor (George Mason University) | November 10, 2020: islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/events/11587 "Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class" from Ali Vural Ak Center for Global I on Vimeo. AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series with Hussein Rashid, on "Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class", moderated by Jennifer Victor (George Mason University) | November 10, 2020: https://islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/events/11587 If you would like to be informed about the Center programs, please subscribe to the AVACGIS mailing list at the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Hussein Rashid