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Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history

Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site.

 

 

A changing cultural landscape with changing times. An interesting look at Mecca's development.

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Life in Chechnya

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Photojournalist Diana Markosian spent the last year and half covering Russia's volatile North Caucasus region.

 

These 33 photos are arranged to tell the cultural story of life in Chechnya, especially the life of young women coming of age in the aftermath of the war.  As the architecture of this mosque suggests, the influence of traditional Islamic values and Russian political authority have greatly shaped the lives of the Chechen people.


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Derek Ethier's comment, October 18, 2012 1:28 AM
The way women in Chechnya live is in line with how many Muslim women around the world live. They must cover their bodies and follow proper gender codes. Unfortunately, these girls still have very little power as is the case in many Muslim countries. Overall, it is amazing how many different cultures and ethnicities held inside of Russia.
Marissa Roy's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:07 PM

I find learning about the young women during the rapid redefiniition of their culture into a Muslim state is of great interest. It is also of interest that the society is meshing traditional Islam  with the Russian way of governing to create a reemerged society.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 18, 3:24 PM

These pictures show many examples to how life in Chechnya for women is very different for women in the United States. We can see that these woman take part in similar day to day activities, but in very different ways. This is why their lives overall are much different than ours.

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Muslim Roots, U.S. Blues

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Thirty percent: That’s how many of the 10 million West Africans brought to the Americas as slaves may have been Muslims, according to a growing body of research.

 

Really cool write up about the history of Islam in American history and culture. Definitely check out the Muslim call to prayer (Athaan) vs. Levee Camp Holler to see the cultural influence.

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Muhammad and the Faith of Islam -- Basic Concepts

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Muhammad and the Faith of Islam..."   

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