Comments on: Asia expertise fuels Islamic studies program http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/ The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Cheryl Ernst http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-100755 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:55:27 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-100755 UH Manoa Professor and Chair of Political Science Nevzat Soguk has published a new book that examines historical, political and religious legacies in the largely tolerant, pluralistic Islamic cultures of Turkey and Indonesia in light of rapid globalization.

His book, Globalization & Islamis: Beyond Fundamentalism is available from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Malamalama editor

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By: Jorge A Rivera http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-89784 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:34:54 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-89784 In the late 60′s I took a very interesting course about the seven (7) great religions of the world at UH. It was an eye opening to a catholic more or less still young students.

Of the Islamic religion I found that many of the “laws” they have were and are implemented by Imams base on their interpretation of the Koran. Even though it is sold as a peaceful religion I have never been able to understand how it is call peaceful… only to those faithful to Islam. All “infidels” are to accept Islam or pass by the sword. I would not call this peaceful. The harsh punishments to those that do not obey their rules and how women are consider and treated does not make the religion a very “friendly” religion. Maybe to “machista” men and females that do not think much of themselves.

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By: roongnapa T.sirisak http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-86981 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:56:53 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-86981 Well I am the one who interested in this program. but one thing that I would like to suggest as I just read in this program is lacking of study about GCC (Saudi, Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait , Bahrain, Oman) . It will be perfected if this program contains all these countries include how progress in economic within these countries.

I am Thai but would like to study this program. Would it be possible to study on line?

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By: Diana Yamashiro http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-80357 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 01:09:24 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-80357 Is it possible to earn this certificate by correspondence or on line? I am an alumna of UH, teach French in Los Angeles.

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By: Kathy Sassi http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-80317 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 05:11:12 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-80317 Wish I had time for another degree-perhaps there will be seminars or something offered? I would love to study with the faculty! Just spent 5 months in Kenya, and found myself unexpectedly immersed in Islamic coastal culture (Bajuni people, Lamu archipelago- Arabs were there 100 AD and I think Islam arrived soon after the prophet’s time)anyway-my experience was that these folks were warm, welcoming, fun, gracious and they like Americans, were appalled by 9/11 as they know Muslims were killed in the towers. These island people actually have very much island values-harmony, relationships more important than material things, prefer to marry for romantic love, (and generally only have 1 wife because of that, don’t want one to be loved less and be unhappy)anyway-may I can take a class or two, or maybe there will be a seminar-or if you ever want me to share pictures and stories of how I got adopted into coastal Muslim culture I can come share:-) I have my own buibui and ninja, as well as coastal garb-actually quite enjoyed the anonymity of the veil after being a visible Mzungu for months it was nice to be unnoticed:-)

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By: Dennis Chew http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-80293 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:09:24 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-80293 Fantastic effort in bridging the wide gap of how Americans percieve this other part of the world and their culture…maybe the list of electives should be a prequisite in other majors…i.e. arts and humanities degree.?

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By: Evelyn Godbold-Morley http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/islamic-studies/#comment-80271 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:06:10 +0000 http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/?p=6493#comment-80271 I am interested in learning more about this program. When would the classes be given? How much does it cost?

Mahalo,

Evelyn Godbold-Morley

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