ISLAMIC LITERACY SERIES, SPRING 2013
Education for the mind & soul
Purification of the Heart
with Ustadh Hisham Mahmoud
Based on Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's translation of the famous classical treatise on the Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart. This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart. Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancor, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them. The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings.
Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9 PM | Murray-Dodge, 2nd floor
Kalaam Cafe : Meeting of the Minds
Engage in wide-ranging conversations on contemporary religious and cultural issues affecting Muslims in America and abroad over dinner and tea. Topic and presenters will change from week-to-week. If you would like to present or have a topic in mind, please let us know!
Fridays, 6.30 - 8 pm | Murray-Dodge Cafe
Qur'anic Reflections with Imam Sohaib Sultan
A regular study circle in which we will explore major themes and passages in the Qur'an together, using Abdul Haleem's English translation. Please sign-up for this group study by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Wisdom & Meditation
Periodically we will host a reading of poetry, stories, and other reflections found in the Islamic tradition over a halal catered lunch. Attendees are encouraged to lead, share, and participate. We will begin and end with a relaxing meditation.
Hisham Mahmoud is an Arabic Lecturer at Princeton University , where he teaches all levels of Modern and Classical Arabic. He has studied Arabic and its ancillary sciences with scholars in Egypt, Spain, Morocco, and Mauritania, where he pursued the disciplines of grammar, morphology, and rhetoric. He has held positions in Arabic at UCLA, Middlebury, and Yale University . He has translated and edited several classical Islamic works on issues pertaining to ethics, jurisprudence, and legal theory, and has also lectured at dozens of universities nationwide on subjects pertaining to comparative religion. Mr. Mahmoud is an advisory board member of al-Madina Institute and the Executive Editor for the Zaytuna Curriculum Series, which serves the four-year Bachelors Degree program for Zaytuna College , the first Muslim Seminary in North America .
Sohaib Sultan is the Muslim Chaplain at Princeton University. (More)