What do you think is better, owning your own religion or owning your own country? Why not do both? [Warning: Graphic descriptions of amazing asininity.]
I am talking about Lust. As part of a lecture series at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, I’ll be giving a Muslim perspective on love and lust. The talk will be the sixth in series, and will happen on Wednesday, May 13 from 6-7:30PM. Details on the series can be found here.
Sometimes when you can’t save the whole world, you can at least try to save one person. Save Nazanin. Technorati Tags: Iran, NazaninFatehi, SaveNazanin
The Qur’an (also Quran, Koran) is the Muslim holy book, believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – through the angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) – over the span of 23 years. The Arabic language of the time was a nascent language of literature, used mostly as a mnemonic guide in its written form; because of the close association of Semitic Languages (including Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac) the turn of Arabic into a literary language was not unprecedented. The script did not (and still does not) mark short vowels, punctuation, differentiate amongst different letters, and depending on the scribe,…