[Air-L] "Thinking about Islam, Politics, and Muslim Identity in a Digital Age"
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Thu Feb 8 12:35:23 PST 2018
Peace to all of you.
Feel free to debate as you may wish. However, there is no other deity but
Him, God, the Creator, Allah the most beautiful.
Islam is the fastest growing religion, and there must be a reason for it.
Thus, thesises such as this " it is inevitable that there will be more and
more anti-Islamic/anti-Muslim sentiments..." is groundless. Europe is
increasingly becoming Muslim.
Those who think hard and accurately may reflect someday. Digitization and
related tools, e.g. Internet, was created with Allah's will. It actually
helps spreading the ultimate truth across the globe.
So please try to reflect on this.
On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:20 AM, Hasan Azad <1hasan.azad at gmail.com> wrote:
> P.S. Here's the Academia.edu link, if you prefer:
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:17 PM, Hasan Azad <1hasan.azad at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > This is my first time posting in this marvellous listserv.
> > I wanted to share a forthcoming publication. It's attached, and below is
> > the abstract:
> > .
> > "Since digitality emerges from a Western, Eurocentric weltanschauung, it
> > follows that the digital sphere tacitly rejects Islam and Muslims, where
> > Islam and Muslims are the archetypal Other of the West. Digitality is a
> > continuation of Orientalism, or a Eurocentric power/knowledge project of
> > (continued) global domination. Given Eurocentrism’s inherent racism,
> > digitality’s omnipresence, and given that Islamophobia is the
> > example of racism, it is inevitable that there will be more and more
> > anti-Islamic/anti-Muslim sentiments throughout the world. This essay is
> > examination of the ways in which politics in the digital age are
> > re-configured to fit specific parameters preordained by the digital
> > and, concurrently, ideas around Islam and Muslimness—whether according to
> > the wider social (media) landscape or by Muslim actors themselves—are
> > significantly re-shaped by digitality. Digital Islam is disrupting
> > traditional ulematic authority in ways never seen before. This is because
> > authority/knowledge within the interactive spaces of Web 2.0 is
> > reconfigured and reassembled as another kind of knowledge. Digitality is
> > challenging various branches of Islam (whether Shia, Sunni, Wahhabi, or
> > what have you), when it comes to their authority, not least because
> > traditional Islamic authorities have to now—consciously and
> > unconsciously—comport themselves and their message to the logic of
> > digitality."
> > Best,
> > Hasan
> > --
> > Hasan Azad, PhD
> > Dept. of Religion
> > Columbia University
> > NY, 10027
> > Red and Green Oil on Water - A Novel:
> > https://www.amazon.com/Red-Green-Water-Hasan-Azad-ebook/
> > dp/B01IZMTHEY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1478404672&sr=1-1
> > Ta'seel Commons: http://www.taseelcommons.com/
> > Academia.edu: https://columbia.academia.edu/HasanAzad
> > Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/has-an-apple
> > co-founder: Yoga Makes Art: https://yogaandwriting.
> Hasan Azad, PhD
> Dept. of Religion
> Columbia University
> NY, 10027
> Red and Green Oil on Water - A Novel:
> Ta'seel Commons: http://www.taseelcommons.com/
> Academia.edu: https://columbia.academia.edu/HasanAzad
> Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/has-an-apple
> co-founder: Yoga Makes Art: https://yogaandwriting.wordpress.com/2016/02/
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