Tuesday, August 26, 2008

cognitive dissonance

Tonight during church choir rehearsal, as the choir was singing a blues-y/gospel-y piece, out of some pocket in my mind emerged my tajweed professor, repeating emphatically "with beautiful voice! beautiful voice!" (a command we seemingly never properly understood and/or obeyed)

It wasn't quite as disconcerting as the Sunday morning that I couldn't listen to the sermon because my mind kept playing an qur'aanic saying for banishing Satan.

But it was pretty funny to picture jovial Egyptian Islamic studies professor Abd al-Rahman directing gospel music. Funny, yet . . . wrong.

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