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The Literatures Of Anticolonial Insurgency--Table Of Contents, Rebecca Gould 2016 Yale-NUS College

The Literatures Of Anticolonial Insurgency--Table Of Contents, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Usefulness And Methods Of Optimization Of Stundard Typing In Writing Wikimedia Projects In Tunisian Arabic In Order To Use It For The Popularization Of Science Purposes, Houcemeddine A. Turki 2015 University of Sfax, Tunisia

Usefulness And Methods Of Optimization Of Stundard Typing In Writing Wikimedia Projects In Tunisian Arabic In Order To Use It For The Popularization Of Science Purposes, Houcemeddine A. Turki

Houcemeddine A Turki

In the purpose of Wikimedia Foundation to make Science as popular as possible, it allows its contributors to create WikiProjects in Regional Languages and Dialects. However, many Wikimedia non-European Dialectal Projects had been blocked because of the lack of Fit of these Dialectal Projects to the Current Adopted Use of Latin Letters, Projects in Tunisian Arabic are examples of this main problem. After a statistical process, it is seen that there is a Darwinian Explanation for the evolution of Dialectal Languages all over the world and as the Arabic Countries are close to Rome in Italy, the original city of ...


My Travels In The Holy Land, Bud Robinson 2015 Asbury Theological Seminary

My Travels In The Holy Land, Bud Robinson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Ijtihād Against Madhhab: Legal Hybridity And The Meanings Of Modernity In Early Modern Daghestan, Rebecca Gould 2015 Yale-NUS College

Ijtihād Against Madhhab: Legal Hybridity And The Meanings Of Modernity In Early Modern Daghestan, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Love By Adnan Sadduk, Mirko M. Hall 2014 Converse College

Love By Adnan Sadduk, Mirko M. Hall

Transference

Translated from the Arabic with commentary by Mirko M. Hall.


A Bath And Always By Khaled Abdallah, Nicholas Swett 2014 Northwestern University

A Bath And Always By Khaled Abdallah, Nicholas Swett

Transference

Translated from the Arabic with commentary by Nicholas Swett.


The Museumification Of Rumi’S Tomb: Deconstructing Sacred Space At The Mevlana Museum, Rose Aslan 2014 California Lutheran University

The Museumification Of Rumi’S Tomb: Deconstructing Sacred Space At The Mevlana Museum, Rose Aslan

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Tourists and pilgrims from across Turkey and around the world flock to the tomb of Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), one of the greatest poets and Sufi masters in Islam. Since 1925, the Turkish government has relentlessly struggled to control Islamic influences in society and to channel people’s devotion to the memory of Kemal Ataturk (d. 1938) and his secular ideology. This article argues that by restructuring the layout and presentation of the tomb complex of Rumi, and putting the sacred space through the process of museumification, the Turkish state has attempted to regulate the place in order to ...


Names Of The Devil And Some New Applications Of Literary Onomastic Investigation, Leonard R.N. Ashley 2014 Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Names Of The Devil And Some New Applications Of Literary Onomastic Investigation, Leonard R.N. Ashley

Literary Onomastics Studies

No abstract provided.


The Perceived Religiousness Of The Repertoire Of The Muslim Minority In France, Brian Mawyer 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

The Perceived Religiousness Of The Repertoire Of The Muslim Minority In France, Brian Mawyer

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

France is a secular society with a deeply rooted Catholic tradition. This environment affects the acceptability of demonstrations of Muslim religious identity. Muslim immigrants to France are often ghettoized into rent controlled housing in suburbs around the cities. Rejected from French society, these immigrants cling to what links them together, which is their religion. By the third generation, fluency in heritage languages declines greatly, yet the youth of the banlieues re-appropriate Arabic words into their French speech, leading to the emergence of a Muslim repertoire that is not always accepted by speakers of standard French. This thesis surveys French people ...


Ulu Al Amr & Authority: The Central Pillars Of Sunni Political Thought, Hisseine Faradj 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Ulu Al Amr & Authority: The Central Pillars Of Sunni Political Thought, Hisseine Faradj

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This dissertation evaluates the political history of Islam through the prism of the Sunni conception of authority. It finds an historical red thread that explains the legal and political evolution of different types of Islamic government that have, instead of a European-type sovereign, the Ulu Al Amr (those in authority). In addition, it argues that it is the authority of Ulu Al Amr that legitimizes temporal power via legal rulings such as Wilayah al ahed (allegiance to a dynastic monarchy) and Wlayah al qaher (obedience to coercive power and rule). Those rulings are essential to legitimating historical change. Historical legal ...


Impartiality Reconsidered: Al Jazeera And Jessica Lynch, Ashley M. Sankari 2014 Purdue University

Impartiality Reconsidered: Al Jazeera And Jessica Lynch, Ashley M. Sankari

The Purdue Historian

Al Jazeera’s coverage of the United States’ wars in the Middle East was controversial and attracted American accusations of propaganda. It is argued in this essay that Al Jazeera reporting was, in fact, more accurate and reliable than American media outlets during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Using the incident of Private Jessica Lynch’s 2003 capture in Iraq, examination of the reporting of Al Jazeera ultimately demonstrated the impartial and critical nature of Al Jazeera reporting.


Ranking Of Tunisian Scientists According To Their Efficient Productivity, Houcemeddine A. Turki, Manel Turki 2014 B.Sc. Student, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Ranking Of Tunisian Scientists According To Their Efficient Productivity, Houcemeddine A. Turki, Manel Turki

Houcemeddine A Turki

In this research paper, the Statistical Study begins by doing a Ranking of Leading Tunisian Scientists based on their Hirsch Index as computed by Google Scholar MyCitations Database in order to assess the quality and the efficiency of the Leading Tunisian Scientists as it has been done in some other countries before. Then, the information is analyzed using the statistical software of Microsoft Office Excel 2007. For organizational purposes, the ranking is limited only to Scientists having a Hirsch Index of 15 and more so that the error risk become very narrow and the results would be optimized. The query ...


Arab Women Writers As Revolutionary Orators And Catalytic Agents Of Emancipation, Safaa S. Nasser 2014 Ain Shams University

Arab Women Writers As Revolutionary Orators And Catalytic Agents Of Emancipation, Safaa S. Nasser

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Contemporary Egyptian and Palestinian Women's Writing as 'Committed Literature'" Safaa S. Nasser discusses the role of Arab women writers whose works were harbingers of the Arab Spring of 2011. Nasser's analysis demonstrate that the majority of Arab women writers acted as agents of feminist action and social change through their critique of patriarchal, phallocentric domi-nation and through their call for a secular sensibility. Their works demonstrate the symbiotic relation-ship between political, national, and feminist struggle for equality between genders. To exemplify this revolutionary perspective, Nasser analyzes texts by Nawal El Saadawi, Ahdaf Soueif, Salwa Bakr ...


Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French 2014 Independent Researcher

Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French

Philomena M French

No abstract provided.


The Sumerian Grammar: Affixation And Reconstruction Technique, Matthias Ifejika 2014 SelectedWorks

The Sumerian Grammar: Affixation And Reconstruction Technique, Matthias Ifejika

Matthias Ifejika

The Affixation and Reconstruction Technique (ART) is a method of reconstructing fragmented Sumerian words by affixing the missing vowel to the CV or VC fragment in order to arrive at the exact rendering and remove the problem of ambiguity. Quite a lot of Sumerian words had been restored as fragments and we often assume that such fragments are whole words although they are parts of the whole word. Although the CV fragment can stand on its feet as free morphemes unlike the VC fragment, there is always the need to restore the full word.


Latinas Converting To Islam In New York: Habitus’ Influence In Modern Identity Formation, Amalia Alonzo 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Latinas Converting To Islam In New York: Habitus’ Influence In Modern Identity Formation, Amalia Alonzo

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This paper explores the topic of religious conversion in relation to Pierre Bourdieu's theory of habitus, with a focus on Catholic Latina converts to Sunni Islam. Bourdieu suggests that these types of religious choices are not choices at all, but predetermined by an individual's history, culture, and setting. That is, an individual already has dispositions that are taken for granted. While this study's participants report that Islam is a new religion for them and not a continuation of their Catholic faith (as habitus would suggest,) this study shows that these converts retain dispositions that are consistent with ...


Brothers In Motion: Religious Practice, Political Action, And The Mobilization Of The Early Muslim Brotherhood, Ian Henry VanderMeulen 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Brothers In Motion: Religious Practice, Political Action, And The Mobilization Of The Early Muslim Brotherhood, Ian Henry Vandermeulen

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

In light of Randy Martin's proposal to use dance as an analytic tool for understanding social movements, this article seeks to reconstruct the early mobilization of the Muslim Brotherhood as "bodies in motion." Through a re-examination of both primary and secondary source material, this study highlights the ways in which founder Hasan al-Banna appropriated both Islamic and colonial choreographic logics into the Muslim Brotherhood's pious training regimen, scouting programs, political expression, and social welfare projects. I argue that the Muslim Brotherhood was mobilized through al-Banna's revival of traditional Islamic practices concerning the body, reconfigured for the goal ...


Sentiment And Geopolitics In The Formulation And Realization Of The Balfour Declaration, Janko Scepanovic 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Sentiment And Geopolitics In The Formulation And Realization Of The Balfour Declaration, Janko Scepanovic

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

The 1917 Balfour Declaration remains perhaps one of the furthest reaching British policy statements. It laid foundation for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, and was ever since perceived by some as the source of the subsequent Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine. The Declaration was also interpreted in certain circles as a desperate wartime measure of the British government which hoped to turn the tide of the costly war against Germany by making promises to supposedly influential worldwide Jewish community. However, the Balfour Declaration was more than that. It was a continuation of parallel British geostrategic and humanitarian ...


Integration Or Interrogation? Franco-Maghrebi Rap And Hip-Hop Culture In Marseille, Jenna Catherine Daley 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Integration Or Interrogation? Franco-Maghrebi Rap And Hip-Hop Culture In Marseille, Jenna Catherine Daley

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

This paper focuses on rap and hip-hop music that is produced from Franco-Maghrebi communities living in Marseille. The discussion revolves around the question of how rap music helps these communities to assimilate into French culture. The conclusion is two-fold. Marseille, as a city whose urban planning promotes physical assimilation of immigrants with French-born citizens, performs as an integrative force for these communities. Additionally, rap simultaneously assists Franco-Maghrebis in integrating into and subverting from French society. Franco-Maghrebi rappers integrate by becoming a part of mainstream French culture. Yet, they also subvert by extraordinarily placing race and discrimination at the forefront of ...


Al'riq: The Arab Tambourine, Nathaniel Stottlemyer 2014 Liberty University

Al'riq: The Arab Tambourine, Nathaniel Stottlemyer

Masters Theses

The riq (plural: riqat) is a small tambourine measuring 22cm - 25cm in diameter and approximately 5cm - 7cm in depth. The instrument consists of ten pairs of brass, bronze or copper jingles inserted equidistantly around the frame in two rows, held in place by metal pins. It is traditionally fitted with a natural skin head, usually fish, however modern riqat often utilize a variety of tuning systems, making the use of synthetic skins possible. Several names for the instrument exist historically. Historical variations of the riq appear frequently in Islamic art. The riq is performed with exceptional dynamic contrast with unique ...


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