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Monday 10/18: Islamic Calligraphy, an In-Person Class for Beginners

Monday 10/18: Islamic Calligraphy, an In-Person Class for Beginners
Calligraphy is the most prominent art in Islamic culture. With its roots in the Qur’an, the practice of calligraphy is a multidimensional endeavor. It requires patience and discipline, develops understanding of space and design, and, as the calligrapher evolves, engages the intellect in a contemplative way. The rewards that come from perseverance on this path […]

Niloofar Haeri wins American Academy of Religion Award

Niloofar Haeri wins American Academy of Religion Award
Islamic Studies Program Chair Niloofar Haeri’s book Say What Your Longing Heart Desires wins the American Academy of Religion’s 2021 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies. From the jury: Niloofar Haeri’s deeply researched and elegantly written book brings readers into the most intimate and exigent spaces of a religious world. Haeri […]

HUB Article on 9/11 Course

Homayra Ziad’s course Fall 2021 “Never Forget: Muslims, Islamophobia, and Dissent after 9/11” is covered in the Johns Hopkins HUB. Dr. Ziad discusses her biography as a Muslim American in the US after 9/11, and how she channels her personal experience into undergraduate teaching in her course in the Program in Islamic Studies at Hopkins.

Homayra Ziad in the Baltimore Sun

A profile and interview with Program Director Homayra Ziad appears in the Baltimore Sun in anticipation of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. In the article, Dr.Ziad answers questions about the military relationship between the United States and several Muslim-majority countries, and the effect that this has on Muslim Americans. The following is a snippet from […]