Unveiling the truth: Muslim life on campus – The Hofstra Chronicle – @Hofstra. “For being one of the most religious nations in the world we don’t have a good vocabulary to talk about religion. There should be education on religion not about Islam per se, but about religion in general starting on a secondary level,” said Rashid, “It’s not just about getting people interested in learning about other cultures and religions, it’s about people getting curious again. People need to get excited about learning again.”
Congrats to Milia. A friend from our Harvard days. USA Characters Unite. While at Harvard she gained the essential knowledge needed to understand and work with members of diverse ethnic, cultural, social, economic, racial and religious communities. Aside from academics, she initiated activities that were both educational and relevant to the times with the goal of serving individuals espousing various faith traditions.
I really like these guys musically. I think it’s a riot they have taken a Bollywood reworking of a devotional song and turned it back into an devotional. The video is a bit campy, but fun. I’d love to see a Fez Meghani and Aashiq al-Rasul collaboration. > Music
Kim Joseph: Unveiling My Surrender. Throughout the day I was feeling a growing need to reach up and rip off my hijab. Just like that. Take it off and continue with my day. This was not a new thought but an uprising personal realization that had been on my mind for weeks. Because of this, I began wearing my hijab wrapped up and tied in various fashions at the nape of my neck. This simple change felt amazing, and I hadn’t even realized I felt un-amazing. I was standing at the innermost part of the aisle, as alone as I…
Given by a female writer friend to a male friend, both of whom wish to remain anonymous: A little lingering eye contact (ended when you carefully look away, as though remembering that you are in fact a dutiful Muslim brother even though you contain deep uncharted oceans of complexity and longing, a fact of which she will be thoroughly appraised by said lingering eye contact) should do it. humor, humor
Yes, Zeba is a friend. Two Muslims, Playing Against Stereotype | The Jewish Week. Zeba Khan was born and raised in a middle-class home in Toledo, Ohio, and for nine years attended the local Jewish day school, The Hebrew Academy, going to morning minyan every day. She graduated in 1993.
2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture – elan: The Guide to Global Muslim Culture. Every three years, the world of architecture gets together to recognize the best projects that have been built. His Royal Highness, the Aga Khan, himself, established The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the highest award in the field of architecture in 1977. The award is to not only identify and encourage excellence in architecture, but to also push for other forms of intervention and technology particularly in countries where there are a significant amount of Muslims present. This year, the award ceremony took place at the…