Things to watch and read in isolation #5: Muslims, the University & Sacred Activism

In this latest blog, we look at the topic of Muslims in the secular university and the parameters for everyone not just students to be activists.

You can find the videos of Muslims in the Secular University, a conference by Cambridge University Islamic Society here.  IHRC’s Arzu Merali had the privilege to speak alongside Imam Dawud Walid.  Watch their panel on that page or below [Page continues after the videos].

Buy Imam Dawud Walid’s book here.  His book Towards Sacred Activism is an attempt at providing concise, general guidance to Muslims in the West regarding engagement in social justice activism from an Islamic perspective.

Activist and intellectual Houria Bouteldja joined IHRC to discuss her book Jews, Whites and Us in 2018.  You can watch it below and buy the book here.  Houria calls for a politics and activism of revolutionary love, which acknowledges and condemns historic and ongoing injustices but does not replicate them in challenging them. [Page continues after the video]

Two of IHRC’s founders write about their journey into activism, both from their students days in different parts of the world and in different epochs resulting (eventually) in their role in setting up IHRC.  Read their article Berkeley, Brixton and Other Roads to Radicalisation and the full magazine it was printed in Cultures of Resistance here.

Roberto D. Hernandez recorded a podcast for IHRC’s Genocide Memorial Day project that spoke about the experience of students in the 1968 revolutions, and the impact today for movements seeking to deocolonise. [Page continues below audio]

In tackling the problems of the university space as Decolonising the University, the IHRC Bookshop stocks three separate volumes on Decolonising the University.

Decolonising the University / eds. Gurminder K. Bhamrah, Dalia Gebrial and Kerem Nisancioglu

DECOLONISING THE UNIVERSITY: THE EMERGING QUEST FOR NON-EUROCENTRIC PARADIGMS / ED. BY C. ALVARES & S. S. FARUQI

HUMAN ARCHITECTURE: DECOLONIZING THE UNIVERSITY: PRACTICING PLURIVERSITY/ CO-EDITORS: C. BOIDIN, J. COHEN, R. GROSFOGUEL. JOUNAL EDITOR: M. TAMDGIDI

Happy reading and watching.  Stay safe and stay home.  Send us your suggestions and thoughts to shop[AT]ihrc.org or tweet us @ihrcbookshop.

With prayers and peace,

IHRC Bookshop & Gallery