Halal Metropolis is an exhibition that celebrates Southeast Michigan’s Muslim neighborhood and the cultural range it provides to Detroit. The exhibition runs by way of July 20 at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Artwork & Style.

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We are making an attempt to exhibit the variety of this group … of Muslims of so a lot of backgrounds … they are building communities out of virtually nothing in some scenarios.” —Sally Howell, University of Michigan Dearborn 

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Hear: Halal Metropolis puts a spotlight on Detroit’s Muslim voices.


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Osman Khan is an affiliate professor at the College of Michigan Stamps School of Artwork & Layout and co-curator of Halal Metropolis. He states people today who watch the exhibition will see that “the Muslim group has been a part of Detroit’s tale for a very long time … the other point is the new aesthetics and the hybridity of cultures.” Khan suggests there are numerous unique views highlighted in the undertaking from all of the diverse Muslim groups in Detroit. “Muslim narratives and voices are not a monolith.”

Khan claims it is easy to discover halal dining establishments in the metropolis, which is a single illustration that, “there’s a form of easiness of staying in Detroit … the rise of mosques … but also the increase of [Muslim] communities.” 

Sally Howell is director of the Middle for Arab American Reports at the University of Michigan Dearborn and co-curator of Halal Metropolis. She says the exhibition also highlights the background of Detroit’s Muslim neighborhood. “We are making an attempt to show the variety of this community … of Muslims of so a lot of backgrounds … they are building communities out of pretty much nothing in some scenarios.” Howell claims Detroit’s Muslim community developed significantly since of its already huge presence in the town. “The point that will make Detroit a centre [of Muslim life] is the fact that there ended up these current mosques, these present communities … now we have all this new immigration … They arrive in this article mainly because in this article they see this thriving community and they want to be a portion of it.”

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