The Normans in England:
1066 to 1485 CE
This diagram comes from a book about ‘The Normans’. Though it’s for kids, the consultants for the book included Professor of History, J.C. Holt, from the University of Reading. In this section it talks about Norman dress for the ladies. It explains about the ‘wimple’ – which, in my opinion, is basically hijab that would be worn as part of ‘being modest’.
This video by br. Isa Ma is a great snap-shot on the history of Islam in China. It is 20 minutes – but the brother is an engaging speaker. Continue reading
Professor Venessa Toulmin is a cultural historian. In this video she makes an interesting observation about a correlation between ‘respectable’ forms of ettiquette in Edwardian midlands and its similarity to the Muslim practice of Hijab both united in upholding a conservative, traditional and I would add a ‘normative’ notion of modesty in the Abrahamic part of the world.
This has been evidenced by rare footage, that is practically lost to/lost on contemporary popular culture and its populace, whose direction is being led by market interests.
1. “The killing of other knowledge systems.” (cf. ‘Decolonization of knowledge, epitemecide, participatory research and higher education’ by Hall and Tandon (2017)).
‘Get Rich for Allah’ was a video made by William Barylo and was posted in a previous post, HERE. This post is a reponse to it after considering the way it presented its points.
“Can modern technology make us superhumans? Will we ever defeat death by means of advanced bioengineering? Can we upload our minds onto a computer and become digitally immortal?
“These questions used to be the subject of lot of Science Fiction movies, but now as science progresses, scientists are seriously considering to make some of these ideas a reality. Millions of dollars are being spent in research and engineering projects surrounding this race to become larger than life. As Artificial Intelligence takes over most of our lives in the modern world, serious questions need answers. Science is incapable of foreseeing the end result of this power it has unleashed. Philosophy can only so much as reason the odds. It has to be something that transcends time and can give us a vision of how the future will look.
“The miracle of the Quran is that it explains all things – past, present and future. We believe that as Muslims we need to take the Quran as our lens to view the world. In doing so we can then address the challenges facing humanity at large.” (SOURCE: the blurb from the video, above. Presenting the first official teaser of our Episode 2 of Project Equidistance – A documentary series on Science and Islam.)
What is the difference between Information and Misinformation?
INFORMATION: Facts provided or learned about something or someone.
Example: ‘a vital piece of information’
Synonyms: details, particulars, facts, figures, statistics, data
MISINFORMATION: False or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.
Example: ‘nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation’
Synonyms: disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception
Kwame Anthony Appiah examines the myth of the ‘West’. The subtitle for his article acts as an abstract: “The values of liberty, tolerance and rational inquiry are not the birthright of a single culture. In fact, the very notion of something called ‘western culture’ is a modern invention.”
“So the very idea of the “west,” to name a heritage and object of study, doesn’t really emerge until the 1890s, during a heated era of imperialism, and gains broader currency only in the 20th century. When, around the time of the first world war, Oswald Spengler wrote the influential book translated as The Decline of the West – a book that introduced many readers to the concept – he scoffed at the notion that there were continuities between western culture and the classical world…
Incredible spoken word poem about Muslims and British Values.
By Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.
A Must Watch