The Magnetism of Rap Music Among Muslims

May 5, 2010 8:50 pm0 comments

By Yahsmin Mayaan Binti BoBo – special guest blog for elan The words ‘rhythm and poetry’ form the acronym for RAP, which defined the musical genre emerging from hip-hop culture in the seventies. Academics agree that hip-hop culture as a whole was birthed in the South Bronx, New York during […]

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Green Looks Forward: Dubai Reps Arab Art at Weeklong Expo

March 25, 2010 6:40 pm0 comments

March 24, 2010 Dubai, home of its eponymous film festival, fashion week, and cutting-edge architecture (including the tallest building in the world), is clearly the Islamic world’s leader in cultural exhibition. Continuing in this spirit was last week’s 4th annual Art Dubai expo, a large, multicultural contemporary art fair repping […]

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elan’s Top Entrepreneurs of the Year

December 15, 2009 9:42 pm0 comments

By Sara Elghobashy December 15, 2009 Let’s face it – practically every parent I know tells their kids to become a doctor or a lawyer. And although many of us concoct crazy ideas for business ventures, few of us actually pursue them. But there are those who have found success […]

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – ISNA 2009

July 16, 2009 5:21 pm0 comments

By Liali Albana July 9, 2009 More than 20,000 Muslims attended this year’s much buzzed-about ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) convention, which celebrated its 46th anniversary in the nation’s capital over July 4th weekend. The convention’s main theme of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” was the perfect […]

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