Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Rotunda Library (L)
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library presents a free, scholar-led reading and discussion series exploring five books in the "Pathways of Faith" theme received as part of the Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys bookshelf collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Join humanities scholar Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, Ph.D., and Nik Hassan, Ph.D., as they facilitate community discussion that will help participants learn more about the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
This second "Talk About It" program will focus on Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown.
To the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, the founder of their faith, the Prophet Muhammad, is history's most significant figure. In this "very short" study, Jonathan A. C. Brown analyzes the Prophet's life and his place in Islamic scholarship (siras) and traditions (sunnah). Brown also explains some of the different interpretations of Muhammad's life within Islamic and Western thought.
Participants are encouraged to register in advance (http://z.umn.edu/muslimjourneys) but are welcome to sit in for one or a few meetings if they wish. Books are available at the Library and at the Duluth Public Library.
Read more about upcoming events and books in the discussion series at http://libguides.d.umn.edu/muslim_journeys.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.