More On That Now: A Spoleto Discussion Series | Spoleto Festival USA 2021. The Crusades, 1000 years later Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00pm ET REGISTER Registrants will receive an access link via email on the day of the discussion. Test your historical knowledge: Who “won” the holy wars? It may come as no surprise to hear there are varying perspectives on the Crusades’s causes and repercussions. By some accounts, nation-states and Islam emerged, while other accounts describe a region ravished and sectarian. Dating back over a millennium, these conflicts are a foundational example of how religion and ideology have been…
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…
“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…
Islamic Studies Center | Events: Making the US: Muslims, Race, and Class. Historically, the United States has defined itself in opposition to groups and ideas, from monarchies to poor people. The 2020 election has strong historical echoes with how the country defined itself at its founding, against Muslims and against Blackness. This talk will trace those echoes, and explore how Muslims are not immune to the racial dynamics of the country.
Spoleto’s Exploring Omar discussion series is a free companion to this year’s new opera | Spoleto Buzz
Spoleto’s Exploring Omar discussion series is a free companion to this year’s new opera | Spoleto Buzz. On Thurs. March 12 head to the Main Library at 6 p.m. for: Islam and Enslaved Africans in Early Charleston. Brenda Tindal of the International African American Museum moderates a discussion between Charleston County Public Library’s historian Nic Butler and The New Schools’ professor Hussein Rashid. This year the city celebrates 350 years, which makes it an apt time to discuss all of the city’s history, including the influences of enslaved Africans on the introduction of Islam to the Lowcountry.
Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century? | The Greene Space. Belief without evidence, that’s faith. It’s the cornerstone of religion. For many, it is a centering force that’s essential for navigating life’s mysteries and challenges. But for others, ever-increasing access to information, science, advanced technology has meant a loss of faith, or at least a reckoning with what it means.
I served as a reader for this project. Sesame Workshop Identity Matters Study | Sesame Workshop. Building a positive sense of identity is critical to children’s healthy development and, ultimately, to their futures. Seeing characteristics like their race, gender, and religion in a positive light gives kids a pathway to success in school and in life—and research shows that valuing their own identities helps children grow into more confident and accepting adolescents and adults.
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.
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