This week, we watched a film, Koran by Heart,Links to an external site. Minimize Video that centers on the Cairo Qur’an recitation competition. The Qur’an is a very difficult source for historians a

But this is not just a film about how important the musical language of the Qur’an is for Muslims; it’s also a film about how diverse the “Muslim world” is. “Islam” is not just one, single stereotypical thing, but is actually practiced in many ways throughout the world, from Tajikistan, to the Maldives, to West Africa, to Egypt, and beyond. 

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