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 fourth "Talk About It" program will focus on The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter.
In the Qur’an, Muslims are instructed that at least once in their lives they must take part in the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Over the centuries, artists, craftspeople, and others have found innumerable ways to articulate the experience, from calligraphy to decorative tiles and textiles, even scientific instruments, maps, and metalwork. These and other media of expression are captured in this profusely illustrated book by distinguished curator Venetia Porter.
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.