Sara Makari-Aghdam: ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’ is a unique presentation of art inspired by the popular music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia. It has been gathered together by Sara Makari-Aghdam, a young North East England based curator of Azeri-Turk, Persian and English descent. Sara was born in Stockton-on-Tees. She studied BA (hons) in History of Modern Art, Design ...

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Mohammed Ali is a pioneer in the street-art movement, internationally famous for fusing street art with Islamic script and patterns to deliver powerful and moving messages. In his work art meets faith, identity and social change, changing the visual landscapes of the cities we live in. He still lives in Birmingham where he was born and raised. From there he travels globally, inspiring ...

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Murder in Manchester by Sadek Hamid

“Again, I mourn the murders of people I never knew. Again, I am harassed & told to atone for terror I did not and would never ...

Of Nations and Freedom by Muddasir Ramzan

Devotion to religion and country are perhaps two basic motivations that can persuade humans to do anything, for which some are even prepared to ...

Multiculturalism in an Age of Brexit and Trump by Tahir Abbas

The renowned Lord Professor Bhikhu Parekh spoke at the annual Ibn Rushd Lecture of the Muslim Institute, held at the Art ...

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CM22: Utopias

Boyd Tonkin surfs the coast of utopia, Bruce Wannell explores the Gardens of Paradise, Hassan Mahamdallie joins the community of Findhorn, Marco Lauri dissects ibn Tufayl's utopian masterpiece, Medina Whiteman's parents escape to Andalucia, Nazry Bahrawi reflects on the Islamic legacy of utopian thought, Sadek Hamid dissects Khilafatopia of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Yasmin Khan reads ...

Muslim Institute Fifth Annual Ibn Rushd Lecture: Multiculturalism in an Age of Brexit and Trump

The Muslim Institute's Fifth Annual Ibn Rushd Lecture took place on Tuesday 9 May 2017, at the illustrious Art Workers' Guild ...

A Beginner's Guide to Andalusi Calligraphy

This is the story of a calligraphic script that is almost extinct, yet which was once a crucial part of the most extraordinary cultural ...

Should We Blame Islam for Terrorism? by David Shariatmadari

Since the Westminster attacks, many people seem to have been getting stuck on the following question, as they do after most acts of jihadi ...