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2019 Mar 26

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 3rd Floor

On March 26, 2019, the Alwaleed Program co-sponsored a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year that takes place on the day of the spring equinox and is celebrated throughout the Persianate world, most of which consists of Muslim-majority countries. 

The event featured a vibrant haft sin table that displayed seven items beginning with the letter sin that symbolize concepts such as abundance, prosperity and new life to usher in the new year. Over 200 guests also enjoyed fresh fruit and Iranian sweets alongside live performances...

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2019 Mar 28

Seminar: City and Countryside as Understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102

On March 28, 2019, Harvard's own Professor Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Research Professor of History, presented his new philological research on terms for city and countryside in medieval Arabic-Persian dictionaries for the Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies. This lecture was co-sponsored and hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. 

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2019 Mar 08

Art Study Center Seminar: Painted Piety—The Art of Religious Devotion in Morocco

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

In this seminar, Mounia Chekhab Aboudaya, curator for North Africa and Iberia at the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar, and Rachel Parikh, the Calderwood Curatorial Fellow in South Asian Art at the Harvard Art Museums, will explore the religious and artistic context behind a large, calligraphic panel venerating the Prophet Muhammad.

This recent acquisition, created in 20th-century Morocco, is as enigmatic as it is striking—there is no known devotional panel like it. However, drawing from other objects, such as pilgrimage guides and prayer books, within Harvard Art Museums...

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2019 Mar 06

Art and Religious Devotion in Morocco: Notes on a Calligraphic Panel from the Harvard Art Museums

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

A large-scale calligraphic panel from Morocco features stylized views of Mecca and Medina and representation of the Prophet Muhammad’s sandals, alongside prayers praising the Prophet and a selection of verses from the Qur’an.

This striking work raises the broad question of representational imagery in an Islamic devotional context as well as the more specific matter of artistic transfer from illustrated copies of the Dala’il al-Khayrat (The Ways of Edification). This famous collection of prayers blessing the Prophet, compiled by the 15th-century Sufi mystic...

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2019 Apr 23

MAMA KIOTA OF NIGER: LEADERSHIP IS FEMALE, IS AFRICAN, IS MUSLIM WOMAN

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall, Room 117

 

Sponsor: Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies

As part of the Islam in African Brown Bag Lecture Series, Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor of Politics at Tufts University, will present and comment on her film Mama Kiota...

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2019 Apr 01

Program in Islamic Law: 2019 HARVARD SPORTS LAW SYMPOSIUM

(All day)

 

Co-Sponsored by the Program in Islamic Law and the Sports Law Program at Harvard Law School, basketball legend and civil rights advocate Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf will serve as a keynote speaker to the 2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium, where he will share his thoughts and experiences in advocating for social justice in the United States. Mr. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former American professional basketball player. He sparked controversy for refusing to stand for the national anthem, and calling the flag of the...

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