Saturday, October 31, 2020

Art & Culture

What is the millennial Muslim traveller like?

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Hamda Muhumud Compared to non-Muslim millennials, young Muslim travelers differ in some ways. The greatest differences come from the fact that young Muslims wish to follow the...

Visiting Istanbul and revisiting the Ottoman Empire

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Aliya Azam On 25th March I visited Istanbul for the first time and was overwhelmed with the beauty of this city. I was taking a group...

A Barbaric Cultural Practice

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Laura Morlock Many argue that it’s just a cultural practice. That it has nothing to do with religion, at least not anymore, even if God’s...

Church of Mary

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Elif Cansu Guler In his book, The Culture of Ambiguity: Another History of Islam, the contemporary Islamic scholar Thomas Bauer wrote: For about a thousand years...

Married to a Turk?!

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Mirkena Ozer “Have you lost your mind?!” Professor Lydia cried as soon as I announced that I had been engaged two days ago to Ali,...

Who Speaks for Islam?

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Mirkena Ozer "Who Speaks for Islam? What Do 1.3 Billion Muslims Really Think?" John L. Esposito Dalia Mogahed 978-1595620170 Gallup Press, 2008 To date, many have spoken for Islam: experts, apologists,...

Time to Say New Things

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Jalal ud-Din Rumi How good it is to migrate every day! How beautiful it is to stop somewhere every day! How nice it is to flow without...

You Are the One I Need

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Yunus Emre Your love took me away from me, You are the One I need Day and night I burn gripped by agony, You are the...

Salawat ‘ala an-Nabi

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Alan Godlas Salawat 'ala an-Nabi (making felt connections with the Prophet) No doubt when most Muslims recite salawat 'ala al-nabi, they are expressing their love for...

Fireplace: A story untold of a little Syrian hero Soon in...

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Fatima Sidaoui From as many as 620 films across 30 different countries, Fireplace was chosen among 12 other short films to participate in the International...