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The Duke Islamic Studies Center (Duke University), in partnership with the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations (UNC Chapel Hill) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (Oxford University), has launched a Transcultural Islam Project to deepen understanding of Islamic cultures and issues.
This multi-year project, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will further Islamic studies scholarship and research through individual and institutional partnerships between these founding partners, their faculty, and other scholars and partners across the globe.

The Transcultural Islam Project has two components:

• ISLAMiCommentary

a domestic outreach network that aims to inform public discourse and policy about Islam and Muslims. The ISLAMiCommentary website features expert analysis and commentary on Islam and the Muslim experience from a multitude of perspectives.

• TIRNScholars:

an international scholars network that connects international scholars interested in exchanging research findings and engaging in thematic working groups on issues of importance in the Islamic world. 



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Omar Offendum Joins Duke MSA Students in “Slam for Syria”

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 by MARIANNA JORDAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014:   At a Duke Muslim Student Association charity event last weekend — Slam for Syria — renowned Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum expressed himself on the crisis in Syria, where much of his family has suffered and still lives.   He performed… Read More
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French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

 by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 31, 2014:   Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les ghettos qui montrent par l’exemple, les banlieues qui s’accrochent à la rampe Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les Hommes et les djinns, les hijabs et les jeans, Aboubakr et Médine Médine (feat Aboubakr)… Read More
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Pianist Malek Jandali on the Soft Power of Music and the Syrian Revolution

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 by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 30, 2014:      Malek Jandali's very last concert he gave in Homs; before the revolution started.  At the beautiful and historic St. Elian Church, which has since been completely destroyed by the Assad regime's bombardment of Homs.   Malek Jandali’s very last… Read More
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