Phenomenology of Islamic Prayer

Phenomenology of Islamic Prayer

A conference led by Souleymane Bachir Diagne. How and why was the commandment of prayer established? What is its significance in connection with the Prophet's Ascent (Mi'raj)? How should we comprehend the time of prayer as different from the serial time of our works and days? How should we understand also the different times of the five prayers?

Where Should The Birds Fly

Where Should The Birds Fly

In December of 2008 Israel launched a devastating attack on Gaza. A month of bullets, bombs, rockets, white phosphorus, tanks and bulldozers left 1400, mostly civilians, dead and this section of Occupied Palestine in rubble. Where Should the Birds Fly? is a compelling and moving Palestinian film based on the story of two remarkable young women, the future of Palestine, who personify the struggle to maintain humanity, humor and hope, to find some degree of normality in the brutal abnormality that has been imposed on them and Palestinians.

Alwan for the Arts - Eloquence: A Festival of Iraqi Culture

March 9: Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Group: Celebrating the Eloquence of the 'Oud Traditions and the Iraqi Maqam

March 10: How Can Iraq Speak Its History?  A Conversation between Sama Alshaibi & Michael Rakowitz

March 14: Conversation with Zaha Hadid

March 16: The Language of the Eye: Short Films from Iraq

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