BOOK: Sultan vs Dracula

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The following work by non-white (attempted) Muslim writer, artists and poet Razwan Ul-Haq arrived in the post this morning:

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The book, which is 400+ pages long, can be purchased direct from the author for £7.99 (+ postage and packing) from here. The author also has a blog on Islamic sci-fi.

Here’s an advert for this interesting Islamic Counter-Racist, decolonial and ‘post-Orientalist’ re-imagining of the Dracula story as appears on youTube:

Interested readers are invited to check out the following earlier blog post in connection with the above book:

The Vampire Culture of The Psychopathic Racial Personality

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REFLECTION: Decolonize The New Year

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The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, i.e. 2017, is soon to descend upon ‘The World’, and in what follows I should like to offer an extended reflection on why I think (attempted) Muslims – and other people having different calendar systems for which their New Year arrives on a different date – should distance themselves from commemorating – and it is a commemoration – the occasion of “New Year’s Eve”. Continue reading

REFLECTION: Lizard’s Hole or Eurotunnel?

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As readers of this blog might be aware, I generally do not cite riwaayat (sayings) or akhbaar (reports) attributed to the messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), my approach tending to focus on The Qur’an [=Final Revelation of God/Allah to Humanity]. However, I find the above hadith (narration) particularly – and, unfortunately, increasingly – apt as a description of contemporary (attempted) Muslim engagement with the phenomenon of ‘holidays’ that have historical and geographical origins in Europe / ‘the West’. Continue reading

TALK: An Introduction to Islamic Decoloniality

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Interested viewers are invited to check out the following talk delivered by Dr Syed Mustafa Ali at the Decolonise Not Diversify festival hosted by Art Against The Grain at the Birmingham Impact Hub on Saturday 8th October 2016:

During the course of the presentation, Ali continues his exploration of the idea of an Islamic decoloniality, building on earlier formulations of this notion. The slides to accompany this talk are available here.

Interested viewers are invited to check out the following related presentations:

  1. Towards an Islamic Decoloniality (Euro-Arab Foundation short course, Granada, April 2014) – Slides (and audio)
  2. Further Towards an Islamic Decoloniality (Muqaddimah Academic Summit keynote, Kerala, December 2015) – Slides available here

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CONFERENCE: Heidegger in the Islamicate World

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Check this out:

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Dr Syed Mustafa Ali (The Open University, UK) will be presenting a paper entitled “Heidegger and the Islamicate: Transversals and Reversals”.

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VIDEO: The Decolonisation of The Caliphate

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Last Friday, the now defunct MSA (Muslim Student Association) at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London held its final event – “The Decolonisation of The Caliphate”. The event was hosted by former law student and Muslim activist, Nadia Chan and featured six panelists:

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(L-R: Nadia Chan, Nadeem Dawud, Dr Salman Sayyid, Cerie Bullivant, Dr Syed Mustafa Ali, Dr Eslam El-Sadouni and Cyrus McGoldrick)

Interested viewers are invited to check out the recording of the event which is on YouTube:

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TALK: The Muslim in The Matrix

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NB: The title of this talk was incorrectly given as ‘Islam between Exclusion and Inclusion’ in the above advertisement.

Interested listeners are invited to download a copy of this talk (MP3 format) from here.

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