Friday, June 19th, 2020
‘Inspired by the East’ wishes to bring to the fore those painters that looked upon the East with admiration and by exhibiting objects that show that there was a history of mutual cultural influence.
Friday, December 16th, 2016
Mobeen Butt, founder of the Muslim Museum Initiative and Dr Claire Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at University of York, take a look at who is behind the recent BBC TV show ‘Muslims Like Us’.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
The Bucks County Museum’s Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival had been in full flight since April this year and finished with a flourish at the end of September. Dr Siobhan Bygate recalls some of the key highlights of the event.
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Shelina Janmohamed’s new book, Generation M: Young Muslims changing the world, which looks at a growing segment of a new generation of Muslims who are hip, entrepreneurial and influential. This hyper-diverse, multi-national and multicultural demographic are young people whose faith still plays an important role in informing their consumer choices and their creativity.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
His Eminence, Khaled al -Duwaisan Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, opens the Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival by the Bucks County Museum Trust. A summer long exhibition and festival celebrating the art and cultures of Islam. Dr Siobhan Bygate reports for MuslimView.
Sunday, May 29th, 2016
As an artist, I am always looking for that magical mystical moment when an idea comes to me. Unfortunately, a lot of the time ideas just don’t happen like that. My faith acts as an inspiration for my artwork.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Novid Shaid reviews Paul Sutherland’s book of poetry, A Sufi Novice in Shaykh Effendi’s Realm which was inspired by the landscape and beauty of North Cyprus and a meeting and relationship with Shaykh Effendi.
Monday, April 11th, 2016
A chorus of discontent has emerged from the academy against the way economics is taught. The chorus has consolidated and diversified across the globe forming an orchestra of admirers of the economic epistemology but disgruntled at its pedagogy. Rizwan Rahman reviews economist Ha-Joon Chang’s book Economics: The User’s Guide.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
Alchemiya’s David Horne takes a look at the award winning, film The Color of Olives, by Carolina Rivas. The film follows the lives of a family of Palestinians for a week and documents their daily activities and difficulties. It tells the story of one family’s resolute stand against an oppressor who has tried – unsuccessfully – to take their home.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
David Horne of Alchemiya TV reviews one of the short films on the Alchemiya Video On Demand platform, the true story of an Imam saving young Jewish children from the Nazis in Paris during the Second World War.
Monday, January 25th, 2016
A review of Khasa’Is Al-Nabi Wa Ummatihi by Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani translated by Rashad Jameer as “The Unique Qualities Of The Prophet And His Community”
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Katie Holden reviews the book Islamic Geometric Patterns by Eric Broug, a step by step guide to creating geometric patters using a compass and a ruler.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi’s methodology is to present a scholarly robust and yet simple rebuttal of the ISIS methodology without resorting to academic pedantry. Unlike similar books on the abstract subject of terrorism, this book is written by keeping in mind those people whose encounter with ISIS is not a distant news report but their bitter ground reality.
Monday, November 9th, 2015
Now that my eldest child is a teenager, I’ve been seeking ways to impart Islamic values and justify our family rules and boundaries in a way that doesn’t leave me looking like a complete idiot.
It’s not easy.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
The British Muslim community is not without financial resources. There is a flourishing Muslim middle class and economic mobility, though slow in places, is nevertheless underway. But as we are becoming wealthier as a community, we are now facing decisions about how to spend this wealth.
Friday, October 16th, 2015
David Cesarani’s book on the History of the Jewish Chronicle and its relationship with Anglo-Jewry is a must read for British Muslims. It covers the history of the Jewish Chronicle as the leading British Jewish community newspaper from 1841-1991. Discrimination against Jews was legal in the early part of the 19th century as Jews were […]
Monday, October 12th, 2015
Dealing with complex issues of identity, belonging integration, regeneration and extremism one becomes lost in a cloud of subjective meanings that vary from one person to another. The spiritual place in a sense becomes out of kilter.