ISLAMIC LITERACY SERIES, FALL 2013
Education for the mind & soul
Vision of Islam:
From the Ground on Up
with Shaykh Jihad Brown
Trained in philosophy of religion, Muslim jurisprudence, and Kalam theology, Jihad Hashim Brown is currently serving as an academic research consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. After receiving degrees in Psychology and Near East Studies from Rutgers University, New Jersey, he went on to pursue Islamic Studies with prominent religious authorities in Syria and Morocco.
He has worked extensively with Muslim communities in the United States and Europe and also appears frequently on numerous satellite television programmes in the Middle East, including the BBC and CNN.
Brown has been a regular columnist for the UAE’s The National newspaper on religious and spiritual issues of the day, and is regularly consulted by governments and institutions in the West and the Middle East on culture and international relations.
He holds an advanced graduate degree from the University of Cambridge in Philosophical Theology. He is the author of The Problem of Reductionism in Philosophy of Mind and Its Implications for Theology and the Principle of Soul; and Metaphysical Dimensions of Muslim Environmentalism; (forthcoming).
Wednesdays, 7.30 PM | McCosh Hall, Room 2. Entry Door B.
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 | Murray-Dodge Rm 22
Qur'anic Reflections with Imam Sohaib Sultan
A regular study circle in which we will explore the translation of the passages in the Qur'an together, using Abdul Haleem's English translation. Please join us. Questions? email email@example.com.
Thursdays | Murray-Dodge Rm 22
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.
Sohaib Sultan is the Muslim Chaplain at Princeton University. (More)