CAIR-Philly Offers Eight-Week Historical Islam Course

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 8/25/05) – The newly established Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) is pleased to announce a class that it will offer at the Chester County Night School entitled “Understanding Islam & Muslims through History.”

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. Sofia Memon, a board member of the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] will lead the course in September.

WHAT: Course: Understanding Islam & Muslims through History

WHEN: September 20 – November 8, 2005, 7:00P PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Great Valley Middle School, 255 N Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355

Cost: $70.00
REGISTER AT: Chester County Night School,

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