“The Real Story: The Holy Qur’an on Women, Violence and Peace”
with EDINA LEKOVIC, Dr. LAILA AL-MARAYATI, MD, Dr. ASMA SAYEED, Ph.D
“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.
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.
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.
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 deeply dedicated
to Islamic scholarship, religious leadership training, and
improving relations between Muslims 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
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.
with RABBI RACHEL ADLER, DR. ROSEMARY RADFORD REUTHER and DR. MEHNAZ AFRIDI
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.
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.”