Islam in Contemporary Spain: Identities and Representations, March 15, 2013

Guest Speakers: Islam in Contemporary Spain: left to right: Mariam Isabel Romero Arias, Avi Astor, Eric Calderwood, Pauline Jones Luong, Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar, Jose Antonio Gonzalez Alcantud, Mounir Benjelloun Andaloussi Azhari

SPANISH RURAL MOSQUE by SantiMB
This mezquita, or mosque, was built reusing the bricks of a visigothic basilica from the 5th century. It is one of the few surviving SPANISH rural mosques.

MOHAMMAD AL-AMIN MOSQUE

MOHAMMAD AL-AMIN MOSQUE
This mosque was completed in 2007 by former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who is buried beside it. Designed by Azmi Fakhuri, the blue-domed mosque shows Ottoman inspiration.

Islamic Women's Fashion

Islamic Women's Fashion
Modern Islamic Clothing meets the requirements of modesty, while offering style and comfort. The clothing shown here is from 2011 and is made mostly of denim.

FAITH by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Kissing the Jawaaraa, what is considered holy dust, on the inner walls of Darga, the main shrine within Annajina (Sheikh Hussein) Compound in ETHIOPIA.

CURVES OF ALI-QAPU by Hamed Saber

CURVES OF ALI-QAPU by Hamed Saber
These fantastic paintings are made on the ceiling of the round stairwell in the Ali Qapu building, a small castle located in Naghsh-e Jahan Square, in Isfahan, IRAN.

Algiers

Algiers
Islam is the religion of almost all of the Algerian people. The vast majority of citizens are Sunni Muslims.

Badshahi Mosque in Lahor, Pakistan. By Kukkaibkk.

In the Zawija
One of the Zawijas, seat of Sufi brotherhood in Meknes, Morocco. The is preparation for the night sama ceremony, which involves prayer and poetry recitation.

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The University of Michigan has extraordinary depth in scholarship and instruction dealing with Islam as a world religion and the study of Muslim peoples and societies. Over 50 faculty members from a wide array of departments and professional schools are currently engaged in work related to these topics. The study of Islam and Muslim societies at U-M is not confined to a few highly specialized departments, but is part of the University's mainstream.  Read more.

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U-M Announces Virtual Collaboration in Islamic Studies

The U-M International Institute and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation announce the establishment of the Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum, funded by a $3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more.