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The goal of the Halal Monk project is to revive the tradition of encounters and debates between monks, preachers and artists of different faiths. The Halal Monk, a Christian theologian, does so through conversations with influential spiritual leaders, academics and artists of the islamic world as well as through personal reflections on a series of Qur'an verses.

Musdah Mulia - The tawhid of human rights
07/01/2014

A conversation with Indonesian activist and scholar Musdah Mulia about the spiritual backbone of human rights which can be found within Islam.

Yassin Alsalman – The Narcycist
06/17/2014

A conversation with Canadian Hip-Hop Multimedia artist Yassin Alsalman on identity, activism and self-expression.

Mona Siddiqui - Jesus, Islam and interfaith humbleness
06/02/2014

A conversation on the place of Jesus in Islam, the pitfalls of interreligious dialogue and the need for interfaith humbleness.

Ousmane Ag Moussa - The Blues of the Desert
05/05/2014

The fontman of the Malinese band Tamikrest on the struggle of the Tuareg, the trouble with the islamists and the strength of his sisters.

Ziauddin Sardar - Critical Muslims, transmodern tradition
04/03/2014

A conversation on tradition, transmodernity and the art of criticism with a British-Pakistani polymath full of relentless intellectual energy.

Amir Sulaiman – The Poetry of Creation
03/04/2014

A conversation with an amazing def poetry artist on the importance of words, the poetry of creation and the sneaky Smeagol in all of us.

Dr. D. Latifa - The destruction of normative Islam
02/19/2014

A thoroughly thought provoking conversation on mysticism, petro-islam and femininity in religion.

Muazzam Fateh Ali Khan – Sufis, extremists and Madonna
02/04/2014

A conversation with a great Qawwali singer who continues the tradition of his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Tahir Hameed Tanoli – Reflections on Iqbal
01/20/2014

The life and spirit of Alama Muhammad Iqbal.

Mithu and Gonga Saien – Drums, drugs and devotion
01/06/2014

In the cool breeze of the night a smell of hashish invited me into the crowds that were gathered around some drummers.

 

 

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