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1.

Ways of Faith

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Part 6 of a ten-part series of documentaries which explore Arab history, culture and society from within and through the lives and opinions of Arabs today. In this film, small groups of individuals have come to Umduban, in central Sudan, to seek guidance and blessings from an elderly religious Sheikh. Watching the people and religious observances at Umduban leads to an understanding that living Islam informs the existance of Muslims the world over.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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An Introduction to Islam: A Pictorial Essay in Four Parts

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A historical overview of the beliefs, culture, and history of Islam designed to foster a greater understanding of the Islamic world.
DVD
1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ceddo

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An historical epic set loosely in the 19th century, the film examines the confrontation between opposing forces in the face of Moslem and Christian expansion and the slave trade in Western Africa.
DVD
2001; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
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Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

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Follow six young pilgrims as they make their way from their homes and families on a journey of a lifetime to Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Features the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Alhambra in Spain's Granada, the Great Mosque, the Badshahi Mosque, and more.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Islam

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"The Five Pillars of Islam -- belief in one God, praying five times a day, fasting, giving to charity, and going on pilgrimage -- guide all Muslims. But cultural and political influences have shaped the observance of the faith in various ways from country to country. This program explores the beliefs of four islamic leaders and scholars who communicate penetrating insights and observations on the contrasts and continuity within their religion."--Container.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Long Search

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Describes the basic beliefs and practices of major world religions.
DVD
2001; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Traditional World of Islam

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Focuses on the classic Islamic empire and the realm of its lingering existence from Africa through the Arabian heartland to Indonesia, stressing the universality of Islam. Examines the influence of Islamic doctrine and traditional practices, and shows important contributions of Islamic civilization to the world.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
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Edward Said on Orientalism

Based on Edward Said's influential book, On Orientalism, this engaging and lavishly illustrated video examines the context within which he conceived the book, as well as his cultural analysis of media representations of the Middle East and Islam. In a post-9/11 world, this video provides an indispensable perspective.
Online
2014; 1998
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Inside Islam

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It is the second largest religion in the world. Its name is derived from the word for peace, yet to many Westerners, it is synonymous with violence and terror. Widely practiced and equally widely misunderstood, Islam is a religion that has been at the heart of human experience for well over a thousand years. In the world after September 11th, it is especially critical to understand the origins and practice of Islam, and its role in the world today. This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to the Hebrew Bible and explains the main tenets of Islam, the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. Discover what the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide, and see how these words have been co-opted by extremists.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Spread of Religions [electronic resource]

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Shows how, as the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed. In conclusion, Linda Walton talks about the movement of religion via diasporas and the religious syncretism that follows.
Online
2004
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Islam: Faith & History

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"Islam calls for the belief in only one God - the creator and master of everything. This fundamental Islamic belief is thoroughly explored in this film. Also explained is that Muslims believe that God has a purpose for each and every creation; and this meaning of life is taught to humanity through various prophets and books sent by God. The prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him); the Muslim holy book - the Qur'an; and various aspects of the Muslim faith, Islam, are defined within this timely documentary. Filmed in the US, and in various parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, this new production touches upon the faith and history of a fifth of the world's population." --Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ishq: Dastan-e-Sufi

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A cinematic document set in the village of Nizamuddin, built around the dargah of the Chishti saint Sheikh, Nizamuddin Auliya- a village which has survived over seven hundred years into to 21st century.; "Sufism is the spiritual quest ,the heart of Islam. It is founded on ISHQ ,the love between the saints and God,the Pir (Master) and his Mureeds (Disiple) - an excessive love that finds no boundaries. This film explores the growth of this movement from the twelfth century to the present day ,and why it holds popular appeal today as a holistic way of living " -- online source.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bioethics Across Cultures: The Case of Pakistan

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Farhat Moazam, M.D. (Quaid-e-Azam Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education, Aga Kahn University, Karachi, Pakistan) spoke on the influence of cultural and social milieu on the approach to medical ethics. She presented cases from her experience in Pakistan which illustrated the influence of family as the fundamental social unit and Islam as the moral authority. Gertrude Fraser, Ph. D. (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia) summarized with a critique of bioethics approaches, a call for more research, and a question regarding developing a cutural bioethics or a complete transformation of bioethics approaches.
DVD
1999
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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The Five Pillars of Islam

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The essential principles on which Islam rests--the five pillars--are discussed, described, and put into historical perspective in this program. Viewers are introduced to the huge international mosaic of Moslem believers, and the conflict between traditional teachings and the effects of industrialization.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Islam, a Pictorial Essay in Four Parts

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Visual MaterialsVHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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Islam Behind Bars

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No religion is growing faster in Western prisons than Islam. In the United States alone, there are more than 200,000 Muslim inmates. They are mainly black converts searching for an alternative to Christianity, which many reject as the slave-master's faith. Islam Behind Bars takes an unflinching look at the disruptive power of poisonous religious demagoguery, but also leaves the viewer with a better understanding of an intriguing new fact of the black experience in the West. The prisoners follow a path first made famous by Malcolm X, who went to jail for pimping and petty theft and came out a fiery Muslim preacher. He had discovered a strict religion which could bring discipline and dignity to men whose lives had been devastated by violence and drugs. In the aftermath of September 11t [...]
Online
2007
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Crescent and Cross [electronic resource]: Rise of Islam and Age of Crusades

This program portrays the Crusades as a response to the rapid rise of Islam. It looks at various orders of Christian monks and their role in the preservation of religious, artistic, and cultural aspects of civilization. The Inquisition-the Church's response to the rise of heresy and the practice of witchcraft and magic in the Middle Ages-illustrates the ultimate in religious intolerance which still exists today.
Online
2005; 1998
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Indonesia at the Crossroads [electronic resource]

In Indonesia, activists seek to return their country to its traditional moral values after a period of rapid economic growth that resulted in rampant nepotism and corruption under President Suharto. As Muslim students and Hindu priests work to revitalize Indonesia while preserving a democratic ideal, this thought-provoking program provides an in-depth portrait of a country seeking to redefine itself within a historical context of religious tradition and tolerance.
Online
2007; 1998
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Behind the Veil [electronic resource]: Afghan Women Under Fundamentalism

For women living in Afghanistan under repressive Taliban rule, beatings, rape, and enslavement were commonplace occurrences. This gripping program, filmed during the Taliban's regime, describes the massive human rights abuses that escalated after the withdrawal of Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance. Resistance activities carried out by women's groups inside the country are also documented, as they fought for freedom and democracy.
Online
2005; 2001
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Islam [electronic resource]: Five Pillars of Faith

Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program travels to the place known as "the Switzerland of the East" to study the beliefs and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions.
Online
2005; 1995