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Contemplation & Sound: Islamic Tradition

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
12:00 PM

Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual & Faith Traditions
Islamic Tradition led by Mohamed Hussein & organized by the Minaret Foundation
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Over the next year, each Twelve Moments will highlight the role of music and sound in spiritual practices, and how these practices sustain us in the face of current challenges and injustices. For the month of May, the Rothko Chapel presents a meditation in the Islamic tradition, led by Mohamed Hussein and organized by the Minaret Foundation. A major part of Islamic tradition is the recitation of the Holy Quran. It isn't simply read during holy days - Muslims read the Quran daily and listen to it to relax and reflect. This session will compare elements of sound in different recitation styles and showcase how these recitations contribute to the connection people feel when reading and listening to the Quran. It will also showcase a thematic recitation where the tunes and melodies match the tone and story being read, and audience members will have the opportunity to follow along and get lost in the story.

About the Twelve Moments series
Since 2005, the Rothko Chapel has shared a monthly contemplative practice featuring different spiritual and faith traditions. Taking place on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, this series engages teachers and religious leaders from the greater Houston community, providing opportunities to learn more about specific traditions and participate in a contemplative practice.

About the presenter
Mohamed Hussein is an Egyptian American singer/songwriter who has produced songs in both Arabic and English. His songs aim to inspire and deliver a positive message of compassion and unity. He has worked with some of the most talented teams in Egypt and has performed in Cairo as well as touring the USA. All of Mohamed's songs are meant to inspire and direct the listener to perform good deeds and strengthen one's most essential relationships.

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