I am an American, a Muslim, an academic, a believer. I believe the only way to learn is to teach. As a speaker and writer I hope to work with you and your community.
I'll be on a panel addressing anti-Blackness in South Asian American communities. You must register for the event here. The session is Sunday, June 14, at 1PM CST.
I'll be speaking on Saturday, June 6, at 2PM EST on Muslims in science fiction films, as part of The Center for Global Muslim Life's Global Muslim Film Festival. Details on registration in the flyer attached in the post.
“Superheroes, of course, can’t swoop in and save us in times of crisis. But they can demonstrate ways for us to help each other with the tools we do have at hand,” says Goshen College Professor of English Jessica Baldanzi.
A new book edited by Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid, a religious studies scholar, professor and interfaith activist, aims to combat the notion of a “stereotypical” superhero. “Ms. Marvel’s America: No Normal” features essays about being Muslim and female in the Marvel Universe.
I am supporting Elizabeth Warren because she has an ethical vision for this country that recognizes where we come from, to see where we could be. She speaks in a way that makes us believe we should be responsible for each other, and that we don't have to tear each other down to build ourselves up.
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.
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.