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Contemporary Environmental Crisis: An Islamic Perspective

This is a past event.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

College of Business Complex (CBC), Room 140 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

The world is facing crisis from climate change. Miami is especially vulnerable because of its location and elevation. Rising sea levels are threatening the water supply of the city as it is built on porous limestone. Major cities in the world, like Cape Town and Chennai, are close to ‘zero day’ when these cities run out of water for their citizens.  Professor Takim will address the story of Karbala through an environmental lens, and address how Islam's emphasis on the role of human beings as stewards of creation demands that Muslims live humbly and promote environmentally conscious habits.

Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. A native of Zanzibar, Tanzania, he has spoken at more than 80 academic conferences and authored 100 scholarly works on diverse topics like reformation in the Islamic world, the treatment of women in Islamic law and Islam in America. He teaches a wide range of courses on Islam and offers a course on comparative religions. Professor Takim has taught at several American and Canadian universities and is actively engaged in dialogue with different faith communities.

Co-sponsored by Department of Religious Studies

Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 305-348-7266.

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