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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
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,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at islamicate
Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Environmental Justice with Theologian Hussein Rashid - Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Theologian Hussein Rashid discusses the challenges and possibilities he sees in environmental justice work today. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Environmental Justice with Theologian Hussein Rashid - Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Theologian Hussein Rashid discusses the challenges and possibilities he sees in environmental justice work today. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at islamicate
With limited involvement from adjuncts, Barnard diversity initiatives fail to reach full potential - Columbia Daily Spectator. When former Barnard adjunct professor Hussein Rashid, CC ’96, first came to Columbia, he navigated his way through his undergraduate years as a first-generation low-income student with some difficulty. Twenty years later, when he returned as an adjunct professor of religion, he also took on an informal advising role in order to pass on his knowledge to students at Barnard. “I’d talk to students about being a student of color when I was in school versus what it’s like now, what it’s like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Muslim Girlhood, Past and Present: A Conversation with Shenila Khoja-Moolji – BLARB. HUSSEIN RASHID: Why did you decide to write a book about Muslim girls and their education? And why Muslim South Asia? SHENILA KHOJA-MOOLJI: I had been researching and writing about the convergence on the figure of the girl... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at islamicate
Muslim Girlhood, Past and Present: A Conversation with Shenila Khoja-Moolji – BLARB. HUSSEIN RASHID: Why did you decide to write a book about Muslim girls and their education? And why Muslim South Asia? SHENILA KHOJA-MOOLJI: I had been researching and writing about the convergence on the figure of the girl in international development policy and practice for some time. I noticed that many development campaigns portray girls in the Global South as not only threatened by poverty, disease, and terrorism, but also as holding the potential to resolve these problems. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”… – Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Hussein reflected a bit on human rights as that which we owe one another but “from a faith perspective, human dignity is vouchsafed by the divine, it is something is inherent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at islamicate
“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”… – Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Hussein reflected a bit on human rights as that which we owe one another but “from a faith perspective, human dignity is vouchsafed by the divine, it is something is inherent and promised to us, over which we have no agency except to forget that we have it. And that’s an important way to think through, ‘How do we assure dignity?'” Appreciating the expertise that farmworkers brought to creating the Fair Food Program’s human rights solution and how important it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
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I’ll be speaking on a panel on Jan. 28 on food workers’ rights. "On Monday, January 28 join us at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC as we explore the vital connection between faith and the advancement of human rights through a panel discussion with the Coalition of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at islamicate
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I’ll be speaking on a panel on Jan. 28 on food workers’ rights. "On Monday, January 28 join us at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC as we explore the vital connection between faith and the advancement of human rights through a panel discussion with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, theologians Brian McLaren, Obery Hendricks, and Hussein Rashid, Rachel Kahn-Troster of T’ruah and moderated by Noelle Damico of the Alliance for Fair Food! Today tens of thousands of farmworkers in seven states are harvesting free from slavery, sexual violence, and fear through the Fair Food Program... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Hussein Rashid
Watch This Animated Tale of 'The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S.' | Colorlines. Islamophobic fearmongering about Muslims in the United States ignores the ways they have influenced the country from its inception. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, chronicles this history from 1492 to today in an animated short from The New York Times yesterday (December 17) Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Hussein Rashid
Watch This Animated Tale of 'The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S.' | Colorlines. Islamophobic fearmongering about Muslims in the United States ignores the ways they have influenced the country from its inception. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, chronicles this history from 1492 to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at islamicate
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Posted Dec 18, 2018 at islamicate
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Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Hussein Rashid
Flattening Faith: Searching for 3-Dimensional Religion in 2-Dimensional Fiction Tickets, Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite. Imaginary worlds extend and expand our visions of what is possible. In these worlds, we can fly with dragons or shoot lightning from our fingertips. Yet, this expansiveness does not always apply to the religious lives of the characters populating our narratives. Religion can be made flat, so that the lived religious experiences and ideals of characters are signified by objects: head coverings, prayer beads, or feathers. As a result, both the religion and practitioner are not fully realized. Conversely, imaginary... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Hussein Rashid
The Crisis Of Connection Book Launch Party Tickets, Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite. Join us for a celebration our new book, The Crisis of Connection: Roots, Consequences, and Solutions, edited and authored by 20+ PACH members. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Hussein Rashid
Islam in America: What you don't know about Islam's U.S. roots. "A lot of people might assume Muslim immigration started in 1965 when the U.S. had a period of immigration reform, others will date it back to the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, yet others to the 9/11 attacks, but usually no one looks farther back than the 1960s and certainly not beyond the 20th century for this history at the popular level," said Hussein Rashid, who teaches at Columbia University. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Hussein Rashid
Islam in America: What you don't know about Islam's U.S. roots. "A lot of people might assume Muslim immigration started in 1965 when the U.S. had a period of immigration reform, others will date it back to the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, yet others to the 9/11 attacks, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at islamicate
I am a longtime fan of the Imaginary Worlds podcast, and was ecstatic was I was asked to participate in roundtable on the role of faith in imaginary worlds. I was joined by friend of many years, the Velveteen Rabbi, Rachel Barenblat, who did a wonderful write-up of her experience... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at islamicate