The Art of Sacred Sound in the Muslim Context: Psalms and Islam

9 February, 2023

We are delighted to welcome Revd Dr Eric Sarwar, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and the Founding President of Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship, to lead a session of the ART in Interfaith Contexts Reading Group.

Here are the details of this fascinating session.

Topic: The Art of Sacred Sound in the Muslim Context: Psalms and Islam

Abstract: Art can help to break the misconceptions of Islamophobia and resolve the Western myth of the religious Other, including our Muslim neighbors. Islamic art is not monolithic; nevertheless, vision-centric calligraphic art eclipses the vocal-centric art of pietistic Islam in public. The seminar will discuss the voice-centric soundscape of Muslim society and provide a common ground for scriptural engagement through the book of Psalms in a Muslim context.

Speaker: Revd Dr Eric Sarwar, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and the Founding President of Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship.

Date: 9 February, 2023

Time: 18:00-19:00 GMT | 19:00-20:00 CET | 10:00-11:00 PST | 13:00-14:00 EST

Venue: Online

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