Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture: “The Magic of Craft: Workshops and the Materialization of Christianity in Late Antique Egypt” by David Frankfurter
12:00-1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Gabel Museum of Archaeology, STO 253
Many of us think of the Qur’an as a written text, but in fact it has always been primarily a recited oral scripture. After a brief look at the religious and historical background of Qur’anic recitation with professor Kecia Ali of Boston University, hear three accomplished reciters from the Boston area give voice to selected passages from the sacred text of Islam, and learn what it means to them to chant these verses aloud.
Kecia Ali, associate professor, Religion, Boston University
Naila Ali Baloch, Muslim Chaplin, Tufts University
Mohiuddin Khan, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
Kamal Youcef-Toumi, professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Laura Weinstein, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art
Find out more about the current exhibition “Sacred Pages: Conversations About the Qur’an.”
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