Muslim Journeys: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

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Harvard’s Ali Asani explores the art and literature of Islam in a discussion of the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse world of Muslim culture.
Ali Asani
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

“God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Now Harvard’s Ali Asani explores various artistic and literary forms to open the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse worlds of Islam. “The arts help to humanize cultures where political discourse based on nationalist ideologies tend to dehumanize,” Asani says.

Asani is chair of the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department and the director of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

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