Oud at last

This week Chicago Public Radio has a series about Islamic reform. Earlier there was a teaser about an oud program later in the week. The promised oud segment has finally arrived, complete with an in-studio recital.

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Here are the links to the rest of the series too:


American Muslim Movements: The Civil Rights Model
Yaser Tabbara and Ahmed Rehab are activists in the American-Muslim community and Co-founders of civil rights organization CAIR-Chicago.
Muslim Engagement through the Arts
Asad Jafri is the director of Arts and Culture at the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN). He’s also known as DJ Man-o-Wax.
Professor Ramadan speaks to Muslim Americans
Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Islamic Studies at Oxford University and one of leading voices for Islamic reform in the world today. He spoke recently at a gathering of American Muslims in Chicago.
Performance Artist on Muslim Identity and Art
Anida Yoeu Ali is an international performance artist and writer who was born in Cambodia and raised in Chicago.
Bioethics in Islam
Ebrahim Moosa is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University and directs the Ford Foundation funded project, “Mapping Knowledge, Shaping Muslim Ethics” at the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks.
Muslim Health Clinic Goes Beyond Muslim Identity
Islamic clinics are giving back.
Islamic Philosophy: From Ghazali to Khomeini
Laith Al Saud teaches Islamic philosophy in the Islamic World Studies department at DePaul University.
The Myth of the Islamic State
Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, originally from Sudan, is an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights. He is a professor of law at Emory Law School and author of the book, Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shariah.
Global Notes: Chicago Oud Masters Perform in Studio
Majed Abu Ajmia is a traditional oud player, teacher, and composer. Issa Boulos is one of the world’s leading Arab classical composers, lyricists and songwriters. Jerome and Tony Sarabia, host of WBEZ’s Radio M, talk with Majed and Issa about the history of the oud and get an in-studio concert.
Iran: Beyond the Veil
Vermont Public Radio’s Steve Zind traveled to Iran to explore how the tensions between tradition and modernity play out. This piece was provided by the Public Radio Exchange.
Muslim Women’s Leadership
Dr. Ingrid Mattson is Director of Islamic Chaplaincy at the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She was elected the first female President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 2006.
Moroccan Morchidates
Independent reporter Sarah Kramer brings us the story of female preachers from Morocco. This peice was provided by the Public Radio Exchange.
Women in the Quran: Alternative Interpretations
Amina Wadud is an Islamic scholar and author of the book, “Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam.”
The History of Reform and the Future of Islam
John Esposito is Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. His latest book is The Future of Islam.
Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think
Dalia Mogahed is Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and Co-author of the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think.
Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo
Anna Kipervaser is the writer and producer of “Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo.” Miguel Silveira is the film’s director. The project is produced by On Look Films.
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