A Muslim Community, Tarred Again | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture. But even as I rose through the ranks of Washington, DC, I continued to face constant scrutiny over my faith. When I interviewed at a human-rights organization, I was asked more than once if I am willing to condemn suicide bombing and if I am comfortable supporting gay marriage. I told the interviewer that no self-respecting human rights advocate supports suicide bombing and opposes gay marriage. The answer did not suffice. To get the job, I had to spell it out: I am against suicide…
Imam Ali’s Supplication for the Holy Month of Sha’ban « Darvish. “Oh God! Enlighten my existence with the illumination of thou Sacred Essence whose cheerfulness and joy is far superior than any other pleasure, so that I become absorbed in Thee completely, getting cut off from others, fearing Thee and paying attention towards Thy commands. Oh Thou possessor of splendor and majesty and salutations of God and lots of greetings be upon Muhammad and his Holy Progeny”
Another great review for an anthology in which I have an essay. Buy early and buy often. Spiritual Living Reviews, July 15, 2012 — Library Journal Reviews. All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim. White Cloud. (I Speak for Myself). 2012. c.256p. ed. by Wajahat Ali & Zahra T. Suratwala. illus. ISBN 9781935952596. pap. $16.95. REL Too various for a simple description, this fascinating book brings together 45 brief testimonies from American men who are Muslim, men who run the full range of experience, identity, and persuasion—gay and straight, convert and birthright, immigrant and native, conservative and radical. These candid…
The book Brian is talking about sounds fascinating. His last paragraph is important for understanding the transformation that is taking place in Islamic studies regarding the place of Shi’ism. Brian’s Coffeehouse: Tales of Ibn Saba. Anthony’s book, together with Najam Haider’s work showing that there were distinct Shi’ite practices in Kufa in the early 700’s, makes 2011 an important year in the growth of our understanding of what the sectarian landscape was like in Islam’s first century, as well as how it was articulated and how it slowly evolved into the more established Sunni and Shi’i Islam of the 800’s. …
Ramadan 2012: A HuffPost Community Observation Of The Islamic Month Of Fasting (LIVEBLOG). HuffPost Religion community member Hussein Rashid is tweeting the Qur’an during Ramadan using the hashtag #ttQuran. This beautiful verse about the Virgin Mary shows some of the commonality between Christianity and Islam. You can follow Hussein on Twitter at @Islamoyankee
Event: Aug. 10-12, 2012 -People of the [Comic] Book at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center (800) 398-2630
MUSLIMS AND AMERICANESS IN GRAPHIC NOVELS Hussein will trace the religious imagery embedded in American graphic novels and how this coded language served to normalize religious minorities in American consciousness. There will be a discussion of vectors of Muslim involvement in graphic novels and how they are building on these traditions to integrate into American society.
Some of you may wish to do the whole juz’, but the idea is that we find comfort in the word of God, and we approach it and understand differently every time we come to it.
… If there are are other guidelines you believe should be included, please leave them in comments and I’ll move up some to the main post.
Progressive Scottish Muslims: Islam design tartan unveiled is far from representative. Islam and Muslims are not a monolith.
Progressive Scottish Muslims: Islam design tartan unveiled is far from representative. Islam and Muslims are not a monolith.. My view: But is ‘Islam’ a culture? In the same way that we can talk about our Scottish culture? If so, which Islam? Which ‘Islamic’ country does this tartan represent in terms of all the Muslims in diaspora who live in Scotland? Then this raises the question about whose Islam? Is this a Shi’a, Sunni, Ahmadi, Alawi ‘Islam’ tartan? Muslims are not a monolith and nor is ‘Islam’ — this is certainly not a progressive move
FREE culture show featuring amazing D.C. artists celebrating the release of the anthology “All American: 45 Men on Being Muslim” and Willow Wilson’s novel “Alif” THE LINEUP – Stand up Comedy by Preacher Moss – Musical Stylings of Michelle Struck – A Conversation with novelist Willow Wilson and Wajahat Ali – Comedy by Raad Mismaar – Poetry by Samer Badawi – An original song by Shahed Amanullah (yes, we’re not kidding) – An original poem by Ibrahim Abdul Matin – “Ask a Muslim Dude” panel featuring contributors from the anthology “All-American: 45 Men on Being Muslim” Book signings after the performance! —