Not yet “Banned,” Except from the Museum

 It was New Year’s Day 2016, I had received notices that the Freer Gallery in DC would be closing for renovations, so I suggested to my family that we should visit the museum to have…

[Video]: The Art of Reciting the Qur’an with Hajjah Maria Ulfah

Qur’anic recitation conveys scripture through virtuosic melodies, delicate vocal ornaments, and expert pronunciation of classical Arabic.  Indonesian reciter Hajjah Maria Ulfah demonstrates the nuances of recitation, discusses how it is taught to young students, and…