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


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

This rich conversation among three leading Muslim women is heartfelt and eye-opening. Not to be missed.

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

Highly regarded as a positive voice of Islam, the late Dr. Maher 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 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.

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Islamic Sacred Texts
in Sacred Places

Presenter Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Islamic
Graduate School, is dedicated to Islamic scholarship, religious leadership training, and improving relations between U.S. Muslims and those of other faiths.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Islam

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

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.

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.



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.”