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Kaleidoscope Islam

Kaleidoscope: Reflections on Islam is an on-demand radio show sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and hosted by Umbreen Bhatti. We explore how people engage with Islam today.



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Kaleidoscope Islam
May 30, 2016 Kaleidoscope Islam
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Anti-Muslim hate, like hate directed at many communities, thrives online. What can we do about it? In this episode, we talk to Shahed Amanullah, one of the organizers of No2H8, a hackathon to end online hate, and Tonya Mosley, a journalism fellow at Stanford and a member of the winning team. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod, "Isolated." Photo credit: Flickr user Bob Walker (rjw1)
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Apr 26, 2016 Kaleidoscope Islam
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This election cycle, politicians have had plenty to say about Islam and Muslims - often with little nuance or understanding. Congressman Keith Ellison offers his perspective on the role of Muslim Americans in the fight against injustice and inequality, highlighting a few changemakers and sharing the myriad ways in which Muslim Americans participate in our political system. Photo Credit: Keith Ellison Music Credit: Kevin MacLeod, Isolated.
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Mar 29, 2016 Kaleidoscope Islam
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College is an always exciting, but sometimes stressful, time. What's the experience like for Muslim students? What can universities do to address their needs? And what should students be doing on their own? Listen to our conversation with Osama El-Gabalawy and Ameena Tawakol, Stanford students, and Mona Damluji, director of Stanford's new Markaz Resource Center, about how Stanford's tackling this issue. Photo Credit: Stanford University. Music credit: Gillicuddy, Bending the Reed.
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Jan 25, 2016 Kaleidoscope Islam
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What relationship do Muslim artists have to Islamic art? Listen to our conversation with Dr. Munir Jiwa, an anthropologist, Director and Associate Professor at the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and a past guest speaker at Stanford. Photo credit: These Cities Blotted into the Wilderness (Adrienne Rich after Ghalib), 2003 © Zarina; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York Music credit: Gillicuddy, Bending the Reed.
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Jun 15, 2015 Kaleidoscope Islam
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Where are American Muslims in the fight for racial justice? Scholar, researcher, and Stanford guest speaker Zain Abdullah shares some of his work on American Islam, reflecting on where it fits into the current struggle against police brutality. Photo credit: Zain Abdullah.
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What stories are we told about women from Iran and the Arab world? What stories are missing? How does art bridge that gap? "She Who Tells A Story" is a powerful exhibition showcasing the work of 12 women photographers from Iran and the Arab world, most recently at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Hear the reactions of one visitor through a conversation with Rania Matar and Tanya Habjouqa, two of the artists, and coordinating curator Colleen Stockmann. Photo...
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Mar 24, 2015 Kaleidoscope Islam
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A whole bunch of sophomores at Stanford just spent a full quarter studying the ethics of jihad. Why? What did their professor hope they'd learn? And what did they take away? A conversation with Professor Alexander Key, who taught the class, with reflections from Alina Utrata, a student in the class. Photo credit: Alexander Key. Music credit: Kevin MacLeod, Unanswered Questions
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Jan 30, 2015 Kaleidoscope Islam
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What happens when religious ties are invoked for economic purposes? In this episode, Stanford graduate student Nisrin Elamin discusses the reaction to investments in Sudan coming from Muslim-majority countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Photo Credit: Gezira Scheme, via NASA. Music Credit: "Readers! Do You Read?" by Chris Zabriskie, via Free Music Archive.