Commentary Dr. Hussein Rashid: Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech

Commentary Dr. Hussein Rashid: Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech

(RNS) Ostensibly, the horrific attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris was because of the publication’s satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad. But to view the assault as simply about images of Muhammad is to accept a long-standing narrative about Muslim sensitivity to portrayals of Muhammad, which plays into conceptions of Muslims as superstitious savages. Just…

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Narratives of Expression: Rethinking identity and music in Muslim discourse

Ismaili Institutions for Canada: Rethinking Identity and Music in Muslim discourse with Salim-Sulaiman, Karim Gillani & Hussein Rashid

Excerpt: At the heart of this program, was a roundtable discussion held by the academics along with artists, Salim & Sulaiman of Bollywood as well as Ali Ramzi and Hamin Honari of Qalandar. The roundtable sought to facilitate a dialogue that offered the audience new modes of thinking and articulating narratives of inclusivity in the…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

Islamicate: Tweeting the Qur'an 2014/1435

Islamicate: Tweeting the Qur’an 2014/1435

Hashtags: #Quran #ttquran #Ramadan Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur’an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur’an is split into thirty sections, called juz’, and one section is read each night. This year is the 6th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. via islamicate: Tweeting the Qur’an…

All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim

All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim: Introduction written by Wajahat Ali, on the recently published book: All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim (I SPEAK FOR MYSELF). Dr. Hussein Rashid’s article is part of the book. American and Muslim. To some, this might seem like the greatest oxymoron since military intelligence, or affordable housing,…

Dr. Hussein Rashid: What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock? More Than You Think. | FrontRow

By Bill Holston – What do Bruce Springsteen, Mahalia Jackson, and John Coltrane all have in common? Well according to Dr. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University each bear witness to the Islamic Contribution to American Music. This was the title of his lecture at my law school alma mater, Southern Methodist University. The lecture was…

The Power of Pop Culture, by Hussein Rashid

During our panel discussion last Wednesday, we ended up talking about the question of cultural production and whether it is actually a sign of societal acceptance. I think there is a strong debate that must be had regarding the production and consumption of things like music and television. However, I am more interested in what…

University of Texas at Austin: “Everyday Art: The Islamic Impact on American Arts”

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. – Texas Union, Santa Rita Suite (3.502) Presented by Dr. Hussein Rashid, Professor of Religious Studies, Hofstra University, New York A reception to meet the speaker follows the program. American popular culture—the art that surrounds us every day—reflects the tremendous cultural diversity of the American people, and helps…

Teachers from around the country attend webinar on “The State of Muslims in America”

The webinar “The State of Muslims in America: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001,” featured a presentation by Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University, welcomed participants from Miami, Washington D.C., and California among other location in the United States and beyond. The session was moderated by Outreach Center Curriculum Coordinator Anna Mudd. This…

Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Artful Thursday: High Notes – Presented by Hussein Rashid

Presented by Hussein Rashid – Adjunct professor, Hofstra University; associate editor, Religion Dispatches Houston – Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Up to thirty percent of the slaves brought to the United States from Africa were Muslim. They spoke and wrote Arabic, and carried a rich musical tradition. Centuries’ worth of…