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Islam and Interfaith Dialogue: Lessons from the Prophet, His Progeny and Companions

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Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:30pm

Ershad Center 6669 SW 59th Place, South Miami

A Presentation by Liyakat Takim, McMaster University, Canada

From the beginning, fostering interfaith dialogue and understanding has been integral to the prophet Mohammad’s sunnah and the legacy of his Progeny (Ahlul Bayt), and his closest Companions. Professor Liyakat Takim will present an overview of the legacy of interfaith dialogue in the early history of Islam, dynamics and examples of Muslim encounters with followers of other Abrahamic faiths, as well as non-believers, and the lessons we can learn from them.

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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