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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.


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 University of Sfax, Tunisia

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

Houcemeddine A Turki

Ranking Scientists had been a huge purpose in order to find the list of best scientists in a particular country and even worldwide and this is what some scholars from developed countries had recognized. However, scholars from developing countries did not accomplish any scientific ranking for scholar from their countries. That is why a scientific ranking for Scientists of Tunisia should be created and this is possible only by the use of metrics of Hirsch Index and Google Scholar MyCitations Database as a computational tool. The ranking is limited only to Scientists having a Hirsch Index of 15 and more ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor.


Arts Outreach In The Middle East, Matthias Clark 2014 Liberty University

Arts Outreach In The Middle East, Matthias Clark

Masters Theses

After centuries of debate and discussion regarding the value and appropriateness of arts in the Middle East, specifically music, many indigenous people have recently pursued active roles in championing indigenous and international arts toward social reform, identity formation, and spiritual development. This shift in use and function of the arts has been reflected in some groundbreaking attempts of using arts in contextualized forms that have impacted spiritual communities. This study is designed to compare two specific case studies that exemplify these shifts: the "School of Worship and Music" and the "Creative Center". These organizations will be analyzed and compared in ...


State Sovereignty And Citizen Agency: The Nationalist-Islamic Discourse Of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams Al-Din, Dina Jadallah 2014 University of Arizona

State Sovereignty And Citizen Agency: The Nationalist-Islamic Discourse Of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams Al-Din, Dina Jadallah

Mathal

Using the discourse of Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din, this article examines the contestation of sovereignty in Lebanon. His discourse on questions of sovereignty and agency offers an alternative vision of modernity that is part of an evolving struggle in the Lebanese political system. Lebanon’s consociational democratic system of structured political sectarianism necessitated an enmeshed and interactive theological, organizational, and political response. The article asks how political and ideational challenge – in the sense of empowering a disempowered group – occurs within a dominant political system of democratic exclusion? In addition, the geo-political reality of diminished state-level sovereignty, both vis-à-vis regional ...


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