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Student Spotlight: Rasheed Rabbi Presents Paper on Muslim Identity in Cyber Territory

Rasheed Rabbi, who earned an M.A. in 2016 and will be finishing his Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy this semester, presented a paper this month at the 2018 New England & Canadian Maritimes Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

The paper was “Honing Muslim Identity in Cyber Territory: Evaluating the 4P Formula for Mosque Survival Life Cycle in America.”

The abstract reads: This paper proposes a new approach called the 4P-MSLC (Four Phase Mosque Survival Life Cycle) to portray a comprehensive picture of mosque community online. The 4P-MSLC is an iterative process and each iteration contains four distinct phases to demonstrate mosque’s progress more meaningfully on the web. It was applied on twenty sample mosques to assess its universality. Further mapping different types of mosque audiences with each of the four phases ensures the efficiency of 4P-MSLC.

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