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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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Omar Majeed
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Credited cast:
Riz Ahmed
Arieb Azhur Arieb Azhur
Ammar Aziz Ammar Aziz ... Self
Chris Clover Chris Clover ... Self / Diacritical
Sena Hussain Sena Hussain
Marwan Kamel Marwan Kamel
Shahjehan Khan Shahjehan Khan
Michael Muhammad Knight Michael Muhammad Knight
Imran Ali Malik Imran Ali Malik ... Self (as Imran Malik)
Kourosh Poursalehi Kourosh Poursalehi
Mohammad Mamoon Rashid Mohammad Mamoon Rashid
Arjun Ray Arjun Ray
Basim Usmani Basim Usmani
Omar Waqar 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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punk | islam | See All (2) »

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Not Rated
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taqwacore: Narodziny islamskiego punka See more »

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Eye Steel Film See more »
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