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    The Beauty of Islamic Culture

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    “In the desert I had found a freedom unattainable in civilization; a life unhampered by possessions, since everything that was not a necessity was an encumbrance. I had found too, a comradeship inherent in the circumstances, and the belief that tranquility was to be found there.”
    ― Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands
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    From the Edward Siad video:

    The poor, immigrants, artistic bohemians, workers, rebels: from artists of the counterculture comes the critique of authority and attacks on what is official and orthodox. No counterculture is understandable without some sense of this ever present source of creative provocation from the unofficial to the official . To disregard the sense of restlessness in the west in Islam, in confucianismm within each culture and to assume that their is complete homogeny between culture and identity is to miss what is vital and fertile in culture.
    It seems to me that unless we emphasize the spirit of cooperation in humanistic exchange, and here I don't speak simply of uniformed delight or amaturish enthusiasm for the exotic, but for the profound existential commitment and labor on behalf of the other, unless we do that, we are going to end up superficially and stridently banging the drum for our culture in opposition to all the others.

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