Punk Piety For Young Muslim Rebels

November 24, 2014 5:29 PM

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First there was a rock-singer imam, then electro-dabkeh (Levantine folk dance) and Mipsters (Muslim hipsters). Now, it's time to take a look at Islamic (or Muslim) punk.

Invented in 2002 by an American author, the term "Taqwacore" has since been taken up by the media and the music scene as well as Muslim youth. A fusion of the words "hardcore" and "taqwa" (which loosely translates to “piety” in Arabic), the term was used to describe a kind of rejection of traditiona...

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