Prof. Asani leads exploratory seminar on teaching Islam through the arts

Lecture by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard

“The Importance of Fostering Religious Literacy: The case of Muslims in the US” Lecture by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. Date: October 02 2014 — 4:00 pm Organizer/Venue: Harvard Graduate School of Education – Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, 02138 This lecture is part of a…

Prof. Asani leads exploratory seminar on teaching Islam through the arts

Prof. Asani leads exploratory seminar on teaching Islam through the arts

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, led an exploratory seminar at the Radcliffe Institute this August. During the two-day seminar, entitled “Fostering Religious Literacy through the Arts: The case of Islam,” Prof. Asani was joined by over a dozen scholars and students from various fields to discuss the value of employing…

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

“God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Harvard’s Ali Asani explores various artistic and literary forms to open the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse worlds of Islam. “The arts help to humanize cultures where political discourse based on nationalist ideologies tend to dehumanize,” Asani says. This event took place October 29, 2013…

Professor Ali Asani at Kingston Library: Understanding Islam as a Faith; Going Beyond the Headlines

Professor Ali Asani at Kingston Library: Understanding Islam as a Faith; Going Beyond the Headlines

Join Kingston Community Library for “Bridging Cultures: Understanding Islam Beyond the Headlines” on Wednesday April 9, at 7 p.m (Kingston, New Hampshire). Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, will lead us through a thoughtful and engaging wrap-up presentation, addressing topics covered over the entire Bridging Cultures: Understanding the…

Book: Ali S. Asani: Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry

Book: Ali S. Asani: Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry

Asani AS, Abdel-Malek K, in collaboration with Schimmel A. Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry . Columbia: University of South Carolina Press; 1995. Celebrating Muhammad examines a vital but often misunderstood aspect of Islamic piety – the deeply felt love and devotion of contemporary Muslims for the Prophet Muhammad and the…

Harvard University Course on Ismaili History and Thought in Spring 2014

Harvard University Course on Ismaili History and Thought in Spring 2014

via Ismā‘īlī Gnosis – Harvard University is offering a university course called Ismaili History and Thought for the Spring 2014 semester beginning in January. The course is designed and taught by Professor Ali S. Asani (Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures) and is open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. The Ismā‘īlī Muslims constitute…

Muslim Journeys with Professor Ali Asani, Kansas, October 29, 2013

Muslim Journeys: Understanding Islam and Muslims -Beyond the Headlines With Professor Ali Asani, Harvard University Tuesday October 29 @ 6:30 PM Plaza Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112 Brought to you by co-sponsors The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Artists Coalition. “God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Now Harvard’s…

Harvard Professor Ali Asani on new Online Teaching Initiative: EdX

Harvard Professor Ali Asani on new Online Teaching Initiative: EdX

Excerpt: When HarvardX launches in less than two weeks, it will explore the advantages of online education with students around the world. However, the College is already experimenting with online education for undergraduates on-campus. Professor Ali S. Asani ’77, chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, is teaching a General Education course…

Ali Asani to speak on Khoja identity in South Asia | The Hindi Urdu Flagship at the University of Texas at Austin

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, returns to the Hindi Urdu Flagship on Thursday, April 19 to give a seminar on Khoja Identity in South Asia at 3.30pm in WCH 4.118. Asani’s talk is entitled From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: Rearticulations of Khoja identity in South Asia. The…

Dr. Ali Asani: 2012 Compassion Conference

Join us for interfaith discussions, panel discussions, and prominent speakers at a Conference on Compassion. Listen to voices from diverse faiths and create relationships for the common good. These events are shared in the context of the Charter for Compassion charterforcompassion.org/site/ which all are invited to endorse and to participate in building Cities of Compassion.…

Promoting understanding through education – Professor Ali Asani named the director of Harvard’s the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, has been named the director of Harvard’s the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. Established in 2005, the program aims to foster understanding between the Islamic world and the West through scholarship, teaching,…

Islam and the Media with Ali Asani and Michael Paulson | Islamopediaonline.org

Islamopedia Online presents another installment of Islam & the Media, a series of conversations between scholars and journalists aimed at improving coverage of Islam. In this installment, Professor Ali Asani and Boston Globe City Editor Michael Paulson discuss the various challenges and lessons of covering Islam in the United States. http://www.islamopediaonline.org/video/islam-media-ali-asani-and-michael-paulson

Professor Ali Asani: From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, gave a fascinating talk entitled, From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Exploring Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature on Friday, February 11 in the Meyerson Conference Room at the University of Texas at Austin. Hindi Urdu Flagship students joined UT faculty and graduate…

February 11, 2011 – Sufi rock music is topic of Islam scholar’s talk

Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, gives a talk titled “From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Exploring Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature.” A native of Kenya, Asani is director of Harvard’s Ph.D. program in Indo-Muslim Culture and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, as…