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The Muslims Are Coming!’ produced and commissioned by the Greenbelt Festival 2016 by award-winning journalist, educator and organiser, Abdul-Rehman Malik.
“No religion causes greater consternation and provokes more questions than Islam. There’s so much we don’t ‘get’ about Islam and there’s a lot we don’t know about its roots and impact. Explore some hidden corners of Muslim experience – from the blues to coffee and whirling dervishes – demystifying a faith that guides over
1.5 billion people.”
The series included shorts like:
— Allah and The Blues: A Surprising Musical Journey
— The Muhammadan Bean: The Secret History of Islam and Coffee
— Whirling Like a Dervish: An Idiot’s Guide to Sufism
— Do Muslims Hate Dogs?
— Hijab on the Catwalk: The Rise of the Muslim Fashionista
— What is an Islamic State?
This talk was delivered as part of a series of curated short talks with the over-arching title ‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ commissioned and produced at Greenbelt Festival 2016 by award-winning journalist, educator and organiser, Abdul-Rehman Malik.
“No religion causes greater consternation and pr...
The Mohammedan Bean: The Secret History of Islam and Coffee
Abdul-Rehman Malik presents the forgotten history of his beloved beverage. He discovers that coffee was popularised by Sufi mystics in the Yemen who used the drink as a way of energising themselves during their nocturnal devotions. With no pubs and inns in sight, coffee-houses would bring about a...
Whirling like a Dervish: An Idiot’s Guide to Sufism
Sufism, an aspect of Islamic spirituality, much misunderstood by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Abdal Hamid Evans gives a simple and succinct presentation that explains this spiritual dimension of Islam.
Hijab on the Catwalk: The Rise of the Muslim Fashionista
The oft-quoted Islamic saying “God is beautiful and loves beauty” has become a mantra in the fast-growing Muslim fashion world. As designer visions diversify and retail choices expand, consumers are increasingly turning to stylists for guidance on modish modesty. Remona Aly talks about the succes...