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Durham, NC United States

September 2018

Wednesdays at the Center: “Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition” with Professor Omid Safi (Duke University)

September 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Durham, NC United States + Google Map

Dr. Omid Safi will highlight his new book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2018). The collection brings together sayings from the Qur’an, Hadith and Hadith Qudsi, the poetry of Rumi, Sa’di, Hafez, and stories from ‘Attar, Abu Sa‘id-e Abi ‘l-Khayr, Kharaqani, Sulami, and others. Dr. Safi hopes Radical Love anthologizes Sufi poetry in a way that is both faithful to the original and poetic in translation. Omid Safi is the Director of the Duke Islamic Studies…

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October 2018

Wednesdays at the Center: “Betraying the Spectacle” with Rashida James-Saadiya

October 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Durham, NC United States + Google Map

“Betraying the Spectacle” is a visual response to mass media constructions of the black body as one of turmoil or commodity. Fragments of everyday life will be captured through combining photography with personal narratives, creating a visual exhibit highlighting the intersections of blackness, spirituality and creative resistance in the lives of Black Muslim women living and working in the American South. Rashida James-Saadiya is a visual artist, writer, and cultural educator invested in transforming social perceptions through creative literature. Her…

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