Fine Arts–Movie making, visual art, music

Art Exhibit Explores the History, Beauty, and Richness of Islam

REVELATIONS is a revolution in contemporary Islamic Art.

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April 26, 2012

Revelations! Art Exhibit Explores History, Beauty, and Cultural Richness of Islam

series of paintings which explores the magnificent history, the immense beauty and the depth of Islam.

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April 19, 2012

Redefining the Arab Man

An Iraqi-Canadian photojournalist named Tamara Abdul Hadi is seeking to change the image of Arab men through her lens.

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April 19, 2012

‘Heaven’: A Hilarious (Yes, Really) History Of Shariah

English barrister Sadakat Kadri’s Heaven on Earth: A Journey through Shari’a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World is an evolutionary look at Islamic jurisprudence that is subtle, generous and — rather improbably — dryly hilarious.

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April 19, 2012

AP Pulitzer for NYPD Spying Story

(AP) NEW YORK – The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department’s widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer overcame extreme financial turmoil at the newspaper to win in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city’s schools. The Patriot-News […]

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April 19, 2012

Valentino’s Ghost, a Rare Kind of Documentary; Michael Singh, a Rare Kind of Producer

The documentary seeks to illuminate the viewer about the machinations of Hollywood that have so brilliantly succeeded in demonizing Arabs and Muslims in the eyes of most Americans.

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March 22, 2012

Book Review: The Dark Defile

from a Muslim point of view what is most striking about the book is reading between the lines, and comparing the book to present history.

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March 22, 2012

New Islamic Art Film Premieres In Chicago

Press Release The images we see of Islam in the media often conjure images of international terrorism, submissive women, or angry mobs in protest somewhere overseas. In this flood of stereotype-inducing images, we often lose sight of the more elegant and rich parts of Islamic civilization and culture. A new documentary film, Islamic Art: Mirror […]

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March 15, 2012

Doesn’t Gothic look Pretty Islamic?

Mamluks (Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil, conquered Acre in 1291, and the portal was assimilated into the facade of the madrasa by al-’Adil Katbughaour, Sultan Al Nasir Muhammad’s predecessor).

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March 15, 2012

Our Kids Our Future: Immense Artistic Talents of Our Kids

The 2nd Youth Art Exhibition held on February 4, 2012 at the Hyatt Dearborn, displayed 133 art exhibits from water color paintings to abstract oil pastels to exquisite clay sculptures and charcoal sketches.

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February 18, 2012

Our Kids, Our Future–An Artistic Display at the 2nd Annual Youth Art Exhibition

By Almas Akhtar 1st prize winner in the 16 to 20yr old age group; Name:Daniyaal Waqas Khan; Age :19yrs; Sketch of his brother; organizer :Almas Akhtar; Photographer:Shan Ul Haq 1st prize winner 11 to 15yr old kids age group; Name : Naail Chaudry; Age :12 yrs; Painting:”In my Mother’s Arms”; (true story of an Iraqi […]

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February 9, 2012

‘People Don’t Empathise with Politics, but with People’

Kashimiri films making news at American film festivals isn’t commonplace. This year, US-based, Kashmir-origin filmmaker Musa Syeed’s debut film Valley of Saints (or Pir Vaer in Kashmiri) has made all the right noises after it opened at the Sundance Festival in Utah, US. The feature tells the story of Gulzar, a shikarawallah, who plans to […]

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February 2, 2012

Youth Art Exhibition

2nd Art Exhibition!

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January 19, 2012

More Art than Science

Born and raised under adversarial political and economic conditions in his native Pakistan, Adil Akhtar knew early on that he would have to work very hard and study long hours through many years of schooling to help provide for his family’s well-being.

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November 17, 2011

Interview with Graffiti Artist Mohammed Ali

Mohammed Ali also known as Aerosol Arabic is a Muslim Graffiti artist who has gained attention worldwide…

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June 9, 2011

Urban Art Flourishes in Dubai’s Dusty Industrial Zone

DUBAI, May 5 (Reuters) – A dusty industrial zone in flashy Dubai has become an unlikely home for a flourishing underground art scene that has grown even as the emirate’s fortunes declined, curbing appetites for extravagant pieces.

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May 19, 2011

‘MOOZ-lum’ Arrives in Theaters

Ann Arbor teen’s struggles depicted

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February 24, 2011

AFMI’s 20th Annual Convention in Detroit Discusses Ayodhya Verdict & Pluralism

AFMI 20th Annual Banquet

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October 21, 2010

Poet Kazim Ali to Read at Park U.

PARKVILLE,MO–Poet, editor and prose writer Kazim Ali will be the featured speaker at the next installment of Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series. Ali will read excerpts from his poetry on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus.

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October 14, 2010

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