Few books about religious history generate as much publicity as Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. An immediate bestseller, it kindled a wildfire of controversy after Fox news host Lauren Green questioned why a Muslim would write a book about Jesus.
Growing up in the Bay Area, Zaytuna has been an institution that I've heard of for many years. Founded in 1996 by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna Institute started off as place that offered classes in Islam to the community, from Arabic to Islamic law and many in between in Hayward, California.
In 2009, Zaytuna Institute, a popular Islamic educational organization that offered classes on Islam and Arabic to the Bay Area community, made its transition to a full-fledged college as led by its founders Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir.
Director Mira Nair’s latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opened the fourth edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last week.
Red Hook Summer finds Spike Lee back in his beloved Brooklyn. The Brooklyn of Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn, which is rapidly vanishing.
Imran Ahmad writes about growing up in the UK after having immigrated from Pakistan at the age of two.
When a movie comes out of Iraq, it's a must see if only because there are so few that do. But the critically acclaimed Qaratina is a movie that holds its own.