GAMA Blogs

Defining Modern Islamic Art

By: Amina Khan

Modern Islamic art seeks the essence of simplicity but still imitates a vibrant beauty. This kind of art juxtaposes the traditional and intricate designs so instinctively portrayed in Islamic art.   Calligraphy Several artists have created their own styles of Arabic calligraphy throughout the years. These artists have mastered the idea that in all its […]

December 13, 2017

Net-Neutrality and the End of the Internet

By: The Gama Collective

Written by Daniel Nelson and Nael Hafeez   It is no exaggeration to say that the Internet as we know and love (and hate on occasion) could cease to exist in 4 days.   The FCC (Federal Communications Commision) has called for a December 14th vote to end protections placed on the internet to ensure […]

December 10, 2017

Exploring Islamic Art

By: Amina Khan

Recognizing and analyzing Islamic art unveils a vibrant yet elegant reflection of how diverse Islam is both ethically and culturally. Islamic art contains a vast collection of categories which signify religion whilst also dramatically portraying the cultural lands of which Muslims ruled throughout the years. The artists who had worked under the Byzantine or Sasanian […]

December 6, 2017

Escape From Aleppo Review

By: Amani Hamed

A young girl is awakened by her cousin tugging at her foot. The time has come, and they must leave. Nadia cowers beneath her bed and kicks at the older Razan: she can hear the sound of screeching barmeela, see the explosions of barrel bombs that have not yet fallen, feel the hot shrapnel rip through her legs […]

November 29, 2017

Interview with Singer Ilyas Mao

By: Amina Khan

Ilyas Mao is a Black Muslim who uses his platform as a musician to promote peace. His music laces social justice and spiritual wellbeing with a euphonious melody to it. His position is key to the Muslim community by capitalizing how diverse and talented Muslims are, whilst also denouncing stereotypes and misrepresentations of Islam as […]

November 23, 2017

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