CAIR-Philly Offers Ten-Part Historical Islam Course

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 9/23/05) – The Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) is pleased to announce a class that it will offer at the Foundation for Islamic Education entitled “Understanding Islam & Muslims through History and Jurisprudence.”

This course will approach Islam from a historical and jurisprudence perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It will cover the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and then discuss its decline. Contemporary issues faced by Islam and Muslims will be covered. A final unit will be the involvement of the U.S. in the Muslim world and its ramifications.

CAIR-Philly has offered the course through multiple educational and interfaith venues, including Mishkan Shalom and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County.   Back by popular demand, Iftekhar Hussain, a board member of the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR-Philly] will lead the course in October.

WHAT: Course: Understanding Islam & Muslims through History and Jurisprudence
WHEN: October 17 – November 7, 2005, Monday and Wednesday: 7:00-9:00PM, Saturday: 10:30-12:30PM
WHERE: The Foundation for Islamic Education; 1860 Montgomery Ave; Villanova, PA 19085
Cost: FREE

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