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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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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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Responding to Illness Across Faith Traditions

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Three clergy representing Christianity, Islam, and Judaism respond to two questions posed by a constructed-real life and common case. The two questions were: (1) Do you inform a patient that they are dying of terminal cancer and (2) The patient says that they want "everything" done to keep them alive; how do you counsel the family members? Topics such as: truth, commitment, decision making are discussed along with personal values and religious beliefs.; The learning objectives for this presentation are (1) Appreciate the influence of patients' and families' religious belief systems on their understanding of illness and their decisions about health care and (2) Consider the role played by leaders of religious communities in helping patients and families cope with illness, make care de [...]
DVD
1997
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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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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Ramadan [electronic resource]: A Fast of Faith

Fasting is the Fourth Pillar of Islam, and Ramadan is the most sacred fast of the year. This lyrical program, beautifully filmed in Java and Sumatra, gently unfolds to tell the story of this monthlong Muslim fast through the eyes of a young couple. From the ritual purification that precedes the observance to the festival of Id-al-Fitr that ends it, Ramadan is described in detail. Information on sahur, chanting the Koran, the traditional return to one's family, and the Nights of Power are interwoven with devotees' reflections on their feelings of unity, rejoicing, and reverence for God.
Online
1997
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Women in Islam [electronic resource]

Throughout the Islamic world, growing numbers of women are demanding education and equal opportunities-a stance that sometimes places them in conflict with their societies. In this episode, we look at the experiences of Muslim women in Turkey, where the traditional headscarf has become a symbol of the country's struggle between the forces of secularism and religion. In Israel, activists are fighting to stop honor killings in the country's Muslim communities. And in Toronto, a developer has created an entire Muslim suburb in an effort to merge traditional Islam with contemporary Canadian society.
Online
2009
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Islam in China [electronic resource]

This episode travels deep into China's Gobi Desert. We profile Chinese Islamic leaders and find out how they try to maintain a delicate political balancing act-reassuring the Chinese government while maintaining a thriving community. We also discover an exotic and unusual hybrid of Islam and Chinese Daoist culture, merged with the Socialism of the past-the option for women, including mothers and daughters, to become Chinese Islamic clergywomen is one aspect of this phenomenon. Chinese authorities have accused some Muslim groups of terror attacks and advocating a separation from China, which deeply worries Chinese Muslims.
Online
2009
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Human Rights and Islam [electronic resource]

Some Muslim countries have tried to introduce the concept of Islamic Human Rights. The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and affirms Islamic law (Shari'ah) as its sole source. This episode looks at the abuses on both sides, including the conflict in Algeria that pits an authoritarian government against an insurgent Islamist movement. Independent producer Susan Mazur goes behind the lines in Kashmir to report on the human rights implications of the prolonged battle for freedom. Producer Ademir Kenovic of SaGA film company records the impression of children in war torn Sarajevo. Also featured is a report on the fight of Muslim women to change their status as second-class citizens.
Online
1995
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The Chinese Hajj [electronic resource]

The Hajj, the largest pilgrimage in the world and the fifth pillar of Islam, is a religious duty for every able-bodied Muslim. Follow five Chinese Muslims as they undertake this journey of a lifetime. A major event organized by the Islamic Association of China, this film tells stories of the event's organizers, pilgrims and service personnel. Using montage editing techniques, the film presents this sacred journey by combining parallel sequences into a unified thread.
Online
2011
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Secrets of the Koran [electronic resource]

This episode of Decoding the Past traces the influence of the Koran from the Golden Age of Islam to the modern-day rise of jihadism as Islamic scholars and religious figures share their insights into that sacred text.
Online
2006
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Islam [electronic resource]: Struggles for Understanding and a Place in the U.S. Religious Mosaic

The debate on whether to build a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan has become a touchy subject for many and raised questions over U.S. views on Islam. NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill gets three perspectives from the Rev. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance; Professor Abdullahi An-na'im; and Cynthia Mahmood of the University of Notre Dame. Origina?
Online
2010