• Language In Islam

    Jouman Barakat Dr. Sharon Albert Islam In America May 11th 2017 Language in Islam Islam has definitely altered in many ways ever since the 19th century. How limited it was, how widely spread it is now, how it was viewed, and how it’s portrayed now; there’s a lot about this religion that has developed. One

  • First Draft of final Essay

    Language In Islam Islam has definitely altered in many ways ever since the 19th century. How limited it was, how widely spread it is now, how it was viewed, and how it’s portrayed now; there’s a lot about this religion that has developed. One engrossing example of these changes is how language has been playing

  • Writing Portfolio Reflection

    Exactly like I mentioned during the first class of this semester, and also in my first blog post ever, I came into this class wanting to explore how Islam is in other countries, and how it’s viewed and studied by non-Muslims as well. With that intention in mind, I had hoped to also be able

  • Mosque in Allentown

    Right off the bat, pulling into the mosque and seeing all the people heading towards the entrance of the Holy gathering place made me feel really homesick. That being said, it wasn’t that much of a different experience than one that I would go through in Jordan. We went to the mosque and we were

  • Religious Spaces in Muslim America (Draft)

    Jouman Barakat Dr. Sharon Albert April 5th 2017 Islam In America Religious Spaces in Muslim America Muslims in America tend to refer each other to various religious spaces ranging from mosques to Islamic centers that are spread across the entire country. These religious spaces serve the purpose to solely bring the Muslim community closer together

  • Intersectionality and Syncretism

    It’s always going to interest me why mosques in Atlanta and Chicago, and perhaps America as a whole, are unintentionally separated according to race and/or ethnicity. For example, in Chicago, Muslim centers are established for Muslims from all backgrounds and origins, but they tend to attract a certain group of people (for example, Pakistanis in

  • The Mosque in Morgantown

    This was a pretty interesting reading in terms of feminism and in terms of Tayyibah Taylor’s perspective on and experience with it. I really appreciated how she mentioned that in Islam one size does not fit all and how there really are different interpretations of different verses in Islam but that does not mean that

  • CAIR: Council on American-Islamic Relations

    By reading about them and exploring their website, I’ve noticed that the main purpose of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and their mission was to fight for civil rights, justice and for what’s right and accepting. Their mission statement reads: “CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding…CAIR’s mission is

  • Karim’s Thoughts on Intersectionality

    Out of all the things I enjoyed about reading Karim’s American Muslim Women, her overarching theme of intersectionality has to be one of my favourites, hands down. Something that I didn’t even notice was the title of the book and how it represents the main ideas that she discusses at least in the beginning of

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