Seeking Peace, Finding Balance

Seeking Peace, Finding Balance
These are some of the Indonesian-American women that I met at Masjid Al-Hikmah, while filming the field piece. Their garments were so colorful, festive and varied, in both texture and patterns, that I called them "Butterflies at the mosque." Their wardrobe offered a totally different insight into Muslim women's fashion. Photo courtesy by Eugene Hyon.

Butterflies at the mosque

Imam Shamsi Ali

Imam Shamsi Ali, leader of Musjid Al-Hikmah and president of Nusantara Foundation, talks about being an Indonesian Muslim in America. In this video interview he shares revealing truths about embracing a culture of peace and oneness.

Photo caption: on the left are some of the Indonesian-American women that I met at Masjid Al-Hikmah, while filming the field piece. Their garments were so colorful, festive and varied, in both texture and patterns, that I called them “Butterflies at the mosque.” Their wardrobe offered a totally different insight into Muslim women’s fashion.

Photo courtesy by Eugene Hyon.

Finding Balance: Ramadan with the Indonesian Muslim Community in New York from Tiziana Simona Rinaldi on Vimeo.

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  1. Elisabet Cairo

    Thank you for publishing this. Yes, we are just like everyone else in our daily lives except that we stop to pray during the day. It is also a good point about culture that the Imam brings out. Sometimes what people see is not Islam, rather the culture of the group claiming to be Muslims yet allowing their culture to overshadow what is found in the Qur’an.

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