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Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  April 2010 (USA)
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, ... See full summary »

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Arieb Azhur
Ammar Aziz ...
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Sena Hussain
Marwan Kamel
Shahjehan Khan
Michael Muhammad Knight
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Mohammad Mamoon Rashid
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, journalist, and Muslim convert Michael Muhammad Knight. His novel The Taqwacores, about a group of young Islamic punk rockers, received a storm of recognition among young American Muslims and prompted the formation of various Muslim punk bands. Written by International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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