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Islam

Dr. Amir Hussain: Muslims and the Making of America

Somewhere under the trauma and destruction of the fallen towers of 9/11 lies a different Islam, the real Islam, a religion that affirms compassion and justice.

Islam 101

Please enjoy this opportunity to be with one of the wise leaders of Islam in America, the late Dr. Maher Hathout. Highly regarded as a positive voice of Islam, Dr. Hathout offers an illuminating perspective on national and international issues involving Muslims.

Sufism 101

Drawn by a fascination with Whirling Dervishes or a yearning to learn about Islam’s
mystical off-shoot, more than 50 people gathered in the Community Room at St. John’s
Episcopal Cathedral to find out more about Sufism and explore religion from the heart.

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Islamic Sacred Texts
in Sacred Places

Presented by Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate
School, this intense conversation benefitted from the
knowledge of someone who has dedicated himself to Islamic
Scholarship, religious leadership training, and improving the
relations between the Muslim community and other faith
traditions in the United States.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Islam

Presented by Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate
School, everything you always wanted to know but may have been afraid to ask
about Islam.

Breaking of
the Fast: Iftar

The month of Ramadan is a month of fasting and of
trying to grow in our subtlety and sophistication and
from the essence of our being closer
to God and closer to our fellow human beings in the process… It is a
month of transformation of the heart…. It is a time of
reconnecting to scripture…It is a time of community…
of a spirit of generosity and giving.

Genesis Revisited

with RABBI RACHEL ADLER, DR. ROSEMARY, RADFORD REUTHER and DR. MEHNAZ AlLFREDI

Those who came to hear these three scholars’ lively exploration of Genesis from a Feminist’s point of view left pondering the rich discussions of the very different Creation Stories found within Genesis and in The Holy Qur’an.

Trouble in Families:
Abrahamic Texts Panel Discussion

with THE VERY REV. JOHN BAKAS, RABBI SUZANNE SINGER AND IMAM JIHAD TURK

The panel discussion of the Abrahamic texts shed light
on some of the difficult and troubling texts of the major
Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Muslim Holy Observances

Millions of Muslims gather together to observe important holy days. Because Muslims follow a lunar calendar, the dates for the observances shift forward by about 11 days each year.

MAJOR FIGURE

Rumi

Rumi (30 September 1207–17 December 1273) was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have beenwidely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into variousformats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”

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