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Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2010 (USA)
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 ... Himself
Chris Clover ... Himself / Diacritical
Sena Hussain
Marwan Kamel
Shahjehan Khan
Michael Muhammad Knight
Imran Ali Malik ... Himself (as Imran Malik)
Kourosh Poursalehi
Mohammad Mamoon Rashid
Arjun Ray
Basim Usmani
Omar Waqar
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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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Taqwacore: Narodziny islamskiego punka  »

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Segment:Diacritical
Written by 'Omar Waqar', Chris Clover, 'Jason Bomani' and 'Miskut Wiggins'
Performed by 'Diacritical'
Courtesy of Eugo1st/Such Records
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