Women in Pakistan

A presentation at the 1 Credit Mini Course: Muslims in a Global Context by Dr. Anita Wiess,

Dr. Anita Weiss, Professor and Head, Department of International Studies, University of Oregon


War & Resistance in the Middle East

The crisis in November 2012 in Gaza represents a serious threat to peace and stability in the Middle East. The escalation of violence in Gaza comes at a time of unprecedented popular uprising in the region. A panel presentation with

The Role of International Law in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Jules Lobel, Professor of Law

The Role of US Foreign Policy in Palestinian Oppression
Ken Boaz, Faculty of English


A Walking Tour of Al-Haram Al-Sharif

AT THE HEART OF JERUSALEM is the Noble Sanctuary, Al-Haram al-Sharif, enclosing over 35 acres of fountains, gardens, buildings and domes. At its southernmost end is Al-Aqsa Mosque and at its centre the celebrated Dome of the Rock. The entire area is regarded as a mosque and comprises nearly one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem. The Noble Sanctuary is one of the three most important sites in Islam, and a showcase for Islamic architecture and design from Umayyad to Ottoman times that continues as an important religious and educational centre for Muslims to the present day.


A tour of Alhambra and the Generalife

A walking tour with audio and 25 panoramic photographs that place you inside the historic Alhambra. Learn of the historical role this international site played in the history of the world. Created in 2006 by Saudi Aramco


An Oral History of Islam in Pittsburgh -- Part 2

Part two of this documentary looks at the Nation of Islam's relationship in Pittsburgh, including frequent visits by Malcolm X, and the nation's evolution toward a more traditional Islam.

Finally, the film moves to the 70's and early 80's, when immigrant Muslims began to intermingle with indigenous Muslims and form their own communities. Also, time is spent to look at Muslims' current situation in Pittsburgh and search for solutions to improve the Muslim community.


An Oral History of Islam in Pittsburgh

Part One of "An Oral History of Islam in Pittsburgh" examines the evolution of Islam in Pittsburgh beginning with migrant ex-slaves in the post Civil War era, to the early twentieth century, when indigenous Muslims began collecting pieces of Islam to form their own communities. The film looks at pseudo-Islamic movements such as the Moorish Science Temple and the Nation of Islam, in addition to off-shoots of traditional Islam such as the Ahmadiyah movement, which were all part of Islam's evolution in the city's indigenous Muslim population.


Conversations on Europe: The End of Soft Power? The EU and the Middle East

The second installment in "Conversation on Europe" -- a series of interactive videoconferences for 2012-13 -- the EUCE/ESC brings experts together via remote connection to discuss the range and level of European influence in the Middle East. Europe has, until recently, been an attractive model for countries in democratization, because of the non-threatening, non-military way Europe—and the EU in particular—attracted adherents. Almost two years after the Arab Spring, does Europe retain any influence, any ability to influence events?


Islam: Empire of Faith

Running Time: 160 min
A survey of 1000 years of Islamic history starting at the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Includes Muslim contributions in art and science.


Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet

This web site - a companion to the PBS program of the same name - offers profiles of both the prophet Muhammad and several contemporary American Muslims who describe the meaning of their faith. The web site contains additional historical and biographical information as well as background information on Islam.

Running Time: 120 min
A innovative biography of prophet Muhammad told by 21st Century American Muslims who live his example.


Inside Islam (History Channel)

Running Time: 100 min
This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to Abraham and explains the main tenets of Islam, the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. What the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide is explained by leading Muslim scholars


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