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  1. How does the "prophetic tradition" influence the role of women in Islam?

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    Mervat Hatem describes the important role of Aisha, Prophet Muhammad's wife, in interpreting the "prophetic tradition," or the sayings and actions of the Prophet about how Muslims should…

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    • What factors could lead to more accurate portrayals of Muslims in American films?

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      Waleed Mahdi argues it will take a change in attitude among production companies to change the depiction of Muslims in American films.

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      • How do Western societies experience the influence of Islamic civilization in our daily life?

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        Richard Bulliet shows the historical influence of innovations from the Muslim world in our daily lives, from the orange juice we drink every morning to the glaze on our coffee mugs.

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        • What are some of the historical roots of Muslims in Europe?

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          Richard Bulliet notes the long-time presence of Muslim populations in Poland, Lithuania and other European societies.

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          • What is the role of religious parties in the governments emerging from the Arab Spring?

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            Richard Bulliet unpacks the potential role for Islamic political parties in the governments formed after the Arab Spring revolutions.

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            • What does an “Islamo-Christian civilization” refer to in contemporary society?

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              Richard Bulliet draws connections between Islam and Christianity throughout history and in contemporary society.

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              • How have public opinion and media coverage of Islam changed in the US since 9/11?

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                Waleed Mahdi charts the shifts in public opinion towards the role of Muslims in America since 9/11.

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                • Did the Arab Spring change perceptions of Muslims in the US and Europe?

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                  Eid Mohamed examines the impact of the Arab Spring on Western perceptions of Muslim values.

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                  • How are Muslim-majority and Western societies portrayed in film?

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                    Eid Mohamed unpacks the stereotypes about both Muslim-majority and Western societies that are reflected in film.

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                    • How will Islamist groups impact the formation of new governments following the Arab Spring?

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                      Dietrich Jung unpacks the role that Islamist political parties might play in the governments formed after the Arab Spring.

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                      • What lasting effects will the Arab Spring have on Western societies’ opinion of Islam?

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                        Charles Kurzman describes the impact of the Arab Spring on Western societies' perceptions of young Muslims and contemporary Muslim societies.

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                        • How is Islamic law applied to Muslims living in Western countries?

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                          Umar Ryad explains how Muslims have interpreted Islamic law in the context of their Western societies.

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