Islam 101

Dr. Maher Hathout was a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community, a retired physician best known for his tireless commitment to public service. An international figure, he was highly regarded as a positive voice of Islam, offering a valuable perspective on national and international issues involving Muslims.

The video presented here is under 11 minutes long, excerpted from the full event, which you can find here: Islam 101 with Dr. Maher Hathout

The Holy Qur’an

Islamic Sacred Texts 101 was presented in 2014 by Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Islamic Graduate School. Jihad is dedicated to Islamic scholarship, religious leadership training, and improving relations between the U.S. Muslim community and other faiths.

The video presented here is about 13 minutes long, excerpted from the full event, which you can find here: Islamic Sacred Texts

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Islam

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Islam

Our presenter, Jihad Turk, brings an engaging sense of humor and a scholar’s depth of understanding of Arabic and Islam in terms everyone can grasp.  Starting with how to greet a Muslim person, Jihad covers the Five Pillars of Islam and shares images and commentary on what it meant personally for him to go on pilgrimage and deepen his faithfulness. 

View the full-length video here: Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Islam.

The Real Story: The Holy Qur’an on Women, Violence and Peace

with Edina Lekovic, Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, Dr. Asma Sayeed

“The foundational principles of Islam that govern all relationships all the time are Mercy and Justice.”

Sufism 101

Drawn by a fascination with whirling dervishes or a yearning to learn about Islam’s mystical offshoot, the audience gathered in the Community Room at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral to find out more about Sufism and explore religion from the heart.

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.

Islam and Muslims in America

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 and Muslims in America

Iftar: Breaking of the Fast

The month of Ramadan is one of fasting and growing closer to God and fellow human beings in the process. It’s a time of transformation, reconnecting to scripture, community,  generosity and giving.

Islam and Muslims in America



Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. Rumi’s poems have been translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”