The Noble Qur'an
Highly comprehensive Quranic Resource maintained by the University of Southern California's Muslim Students Association. This site provides a transliteration, a subject index, chapter introductions, commentaries, and the three English classical translations of Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872-1953), Marmaduke Mohammad (William)
Pickthall (1875-1936) and Mohammad Habib Shakir (1866-1939) in parallel formats.
Podcast: Live Qur'anic Recitation
Ever wondered how the Qur'an sound when recited in Arabic? This website provides podcasts of Qur'anic recitations and a variety of podcasts on the Islamic faith and practices.
(2) The Sunni-Shia Divide and the Future of Islam. By Vali Nasr, on "Speaking of Faith" (American Public Radio, 20 November 2008). Please listen online or download and listen to the podcast on your iPod, as well as read the articles for today's class.
(3) Aslan, pp. 171-193 (Please listen to #1 and #2 before you read #3)
This is a 7-minute clip on ESPN of the Lady Caliphs of W. Deen Mohammed High School (735 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30316), a K-12 Islamic school that is noted for its academic excellence. The Lady Caliphs completed another outstanding basketball season, winning 21 out of 22 games.
(4) The New Imperialism, by Pepe Escobar (Asia Times, 6 November 2001). If you have difficulty understanding Huntington and Said, you should read Escobar's insightful synopsis, which succinctly summarizes both Huntington's and Said's positions.
(5) Michael Hirsh, Bernard Lewis Revisited Washington Monthly 36 no. 11 (Nov 2004): 13-19. A powerful critique of Lewis and Huntington.
Bernard Lewis, The Roots of Muslim Rage Policy 17 no. 4 (Summer 2001-2002): 17-26. This essay was first published in Atlantic Monthly (Sep 1990). Lewis was the first scholar to coin the phrase "clash of civilizations." Huntington borrowed it and expanded it in his essay, The Clash of Civilization (your assigned reading for this class).
REMINDER: Please e-mail your Paper #3 to ProfessorJTan@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. today (Tue, 24 Nov 2009).
REMINDER: Please e-mail your Paper #4 to ProfessorJTan@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, 11 Dec 2009).
Humorous student evaluations at a foreign (non-U.S.) university... Enjoy!!!
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