Tag Archives: Islam

Islam+Modernity: A Class Blog

Hello, again, readers! This is the class blog of Islam and Modernity. The course has now been offered twice, so here you’ll find posts from REL195A in Fall 2015 as well as REL196A in Spring 2018.  The posts represent the … Continue reading

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Meaning-Making in the Mosh Pit: Claiming Muslim and Punk Identities in an Alt-Right Era

When the far right is trying to criminalize your very being, it’s nice to have a scene that’s all about being yourself. —Basim Usmani qtd. in Abber 2015 Taqwacore band The Kominas burst onto the American punk scene in 2004, their … Continue reading

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The Creation of Minder as a Form of Social Bricolage

Because of the lack of inclusivity, I have decided to focus on Muslims in North America and how they are seeking potential marital partners through dating apps that have been created by Muslims specifically for the Muslim community.  One app … Continue reading

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Long Read: Colonialism, Modernity, Racialization, and African American Muslims

When I first began my research for this blog, I wanted to investigate how it is that black Muslim identity has and continues to inform Islam in America today.  Drawing from David Chidster, D.V. Kumar, and Tomoko Masuzawa’s works on … Continue reading

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Cultural Competence or Ignorance? Meeting the Needs of Female Muslim Patients

Discrimination in Healthcare From “Melting Pot” to “Make America Great Again”, modernity in the U.S. has historically been marked by homogenization. Anything, or rather anyone outside of a paradigm of privilege has faced the utmost discrimination, as evidenced by rising … Continue reading

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The ways in which Islamic mysticism (Sufism) presents as part of the so called ‘Muslim world’, in India during the British Raj.

When the British came to India they made distinctions between the Hindus and Muslims living there based on experiences that the Western world had already had with Muslims, namely the idea of a simple and unified ‘Muslim world’ (Aydin, p.3). … Continue reading

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Relationships Between Young Nation-States and Established Religious Institutions

  During time from the end of WWI to the present day, many predominantly Muslim societies have had to face a similar set of challenges and questions surrounding their governing systems. Following the fall of the Ottoman empire after WWI, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary People, Revolutionary Bodies: Birth Control and Abortion in Iran

In the United States, conversations surrounding birth control and abortion access are controversial, heavily politicized and deeply infused with debates about religion. In Iran, a state known as a rival to the US, perceived as a threat to both American … Continue reading

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Muslims in the Modern World

Stevya Mukuzo  Muslims in the Modern World  The issue of modernity has affected Muslim population, particularly those living in the modern world . Some Muslims living in America are faced with the challenges of assimilation and “othering” as a result … Continue reading

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Iranian Cinema: An Apologetic Platform

In the Iranian film A Separation, the winner of the 84th Annual Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, director Asghar Farhadi takes us through the story of two families with different socio-economic statuses and their conflicting relationships. A … Continue reading

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