Tag Archives: Muslim Women’s Voices

Kitab: Identity, Politics, Culture, and Representation of Muslim Women in the Book Arts An Open House in Special Collections & Archives


A cool thing today:

Please join us this afternoon (4:15-6 p.m.) for a drop-in open house in the Davison Rare Book Room to celebrate Islamicate book arts. Highlights include 17th- and 18th-century English translations of the Qur’an, contemporary artists’ books, and a series of books and posters commemorating the booksellers of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Bagdad.

Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Sponsored by the CFA’s Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan and Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Olin

Muslim Women – Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future


From Andrew Chatfield:

Dr. Feryal Salem will talk about the need for the female voice in Islamic scholarship and give an outline of some contemporary Muslim women’s contributions to classical Islamic scholarship. She will look at how the existence of women’s voices has reframed traditional texts and their presentation. Dr. Salem is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law; Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program; and Director of the Imam and Muslim Community Leadership Program at the Hartford Seminary. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.” Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Monday, Feb 9
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Russell House

Concert: Riffat Sultana and Party

Courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians from India and Pakistan, bringing a spectacular voice and talent to the world stage.”—Banning Eyre ’79, Afropop Worldwide
Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana broke boundaries in 1995 by becoming the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to perform in public. She is the daughter of the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as one of the finest Pakistani classical singers of his time. Ms. Sultana makes her New England debut at Wesleyan, accompanied by an ensemble that includes her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan on vocals and harmonium, guitarist Shiraz Ali Khan, Ghurdeep Singh on tabla, dholak and dhol (double-headed drums), Jay Gandhi on bansuri (bamboo flute), and very special guest Mitch Hyare, an internationally renowned dhol master.

Date: Friday, November 7 – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $22 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni

More information after the jump.