Here is another of my Islamic poems chanted and recorded live and lo-fi last weekend:
Islamic Chant in English
This (We Praise and Glorify the One) is the unedited recording of the first time I performed this poem from a series of Islamic chants I have been working on. It was recorded on August 28th, 2022, at the wonderful zawiya of Sidi Nezar, in Mississauga. The performance still needs to be fine-tuned but it was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed singing it together for Allah's sake.
Honoured to have co-written a chapter with my mentor Meena Sharify-Funk, on Sufism in Canada, in a book edited and written by so many esteemed friends and colleagues.
This is the book:
Producing Islam(s) in Canada: On Knowledge, Positionality, and Politics
It has been a busy few months as you can see from the following summary of my activities:
My dissertation has been published online. To access it, please click here: Tradition as Flow: Decolonial Currents in the Muslim Atlantic.
Here are videos 2 and 3 from the series summarizing my dissertation findings:
Dissertation Findings Video 1
Here is video 1 of 5 presenting my dissertation findings. Yes, I successfully defended my dissertation on May 26th, 2020 (al-hamdulilah). The full text of the dissertation will be published and made available online this summer (in sha Allah). In the meantime, I am publishing videos presenting my research findings. Stay posted in the coming weeks for the other 4 videos of this series. Comments and questions are welcome. Enjoy!
Scenes from Morocco and Spain
Here is a slideshow with photos from my travels in Morocco and Southern Spain in 2018 and 2019. Enjoy!
I am honoured to be teaching this summer course in Morocco with my mentor and friend, Professor Ali Zaidi.
It is a full-credit course for Laurier University undergraduates , offered jointly by the Global Studies Department and the Department of Religion and Culture.
Spring 2019, May 20-24 at Laurier
June 1-18 in Morocco
Stay in the capital, Rabat
Take excursions to Casablanca, Tangiers, Fez, Meknes, and UNESCO sites
Experience Ramadan and Eid during 5-day homestay
Witness the effects of coloniality, capitalism and the refugee-crisis
Transdisciplinary scholar of Islam and Sufism.