El Hibri Foundation Panel: Islamophobia in the Age of Interfaith

Friday, September 23rd from 9:15-11 am
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Ave.
**This event is generously funded by the El Hibri Foundation**

Introduced by: Harvard Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and Director, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

Moderator: Harvard Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, and Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck

Panelists:
Parvez Ahmed, University of North Florida
ImamImam means “leader,” particularly the person who leads the daily ritual prayer or, more broadly, to the one who serves as a leader of the community because of his religious learning. In Shi’i Islam, it refers to one of a succession of direct descend... Hassan Selim, Islamic CenterAn Islamic center will typically include a mosque, school, and area for social and cultural activities. When a new Islamic center is being organized in the United States, attention is paid to community needs, including a weekend or full-time school, indic... of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Harvard University
Celene Ibrahim, Boston Islamic Seminary, CIRCLEIn some Pagan traditions, a “circle” refers to the people who gather for a ritual. When standing in a circle, all the participants are able to see each other, with no one member elevated over any other. This practice is often felt to encourage egalita.../Andover Newton Theological School and HebrewHebrew is the ancient language of the Israelites in which the Bible and most of Jewish liturgy is written. College, and Tufts University

Concluding Dialogue and Discussion
Friday, September 23rd from 11 am-12:15 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Ave.

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