Workshop M3: The Most Beautiful Names of God in Song
Workshop Code: M3
Workshop Title: The Most Beautiful Names of God in Song
In this workshop, you will learn the Muslim practice of invoking God's 99 names, which are referred to as the most beautiful names of Allah. It is Muslim custom to recite these 99 names in different forms, including in songs of praise of God (zikr/ dhikr). This class aims to teach you to sing some of the most beautiful names of God, while explaining their meaning. You will also learn the different styles of music practiced in Muslim worship and in celebrations.
Instructor: Rana Mroue
Ticket Price: $15 online / $20 at the door
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya: Music and sound system, lyrics
Materials you need to bring: None
About the Instructor: Rana Mroue is from Lebanon and is a post-doctoral scholar/researcher at UCSF, working in the field of radiation oncology. Rana moved to California in 2005 to pursue her graduate studies at UC Berkeley in biochemistry and cell biology, and has been a lead solo at Aswat, the Bay Area's premier Arab music ensemble, since 2007. Currently, she is also the choir's vocal trainer at Aswat. An Arab music enthusiast, she is virtually a walking encyclopedia of Arab music.
This workshop is but one of 34 workshops that are part of a larger event called "Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-On Workshops on Islamic Art & Culture". To see the complete list of workshops offered, please visit: www.zawaya.org
Islamic civilization boasts an intellectual, artistic, and cultural heritage that spans continents and centuries. The gradations of shape, color, taste, texture, and sound that exist within and between Muslim peoples and cultures are as rich and diverse as their ideas and attitudes, as well as their languages, races, and ethnicities. Out of this fertile and potent mix of elements emerged artforms and practices that can enrich and beautify our lives.
Zawaya thus launches an original event: "Doorway to Islamic Civilization", a weekend collection of hands-on workshops on Islamic art and culture set against the current social backdrop of Islamophobia. These workshops are meant to give those interested the opportunity to get to know Islam and Muslims by providing a safe space within which to explore and experience the Islamic sense of beauty embodied in art, crafts, music, architecture, and more. In addition to the workshops, there will be a film showing of "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" followed by a panel discussion between the filmmaker, Michael Wolfe, and Islamic art and architecture experts. The Mevlevi Order of America will also be present to offer a Dhikr (a devotional act) by Mevlevi musicians and dervish turners.
This event is co-sponsored by The Afghan Coalition, The Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (ACCC), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Aslan Media, The Center for Islamic Studies at GTU in Berkeley, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE CA), Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Islamic Network Group (ING), and Ziya Art Studio.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (View)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|