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May 2014

Timeless Foundations: The Universality of Islam

May 31, 2014

Delivered May 31, 2014 at Knoxville, TN Shaykh Musa Sugapong Senior Faculty, Shaykh al-Hind & High School Program, Cleveland, OH This special five session workshop taught by Shaykh Musa Sugapong examines how Islam and its pillars were not concepts introduced by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Rather, they are pillars based on universal concepts that were propagated by every prophet throughout time and upheld by the seal of them all – Muhammad ﷺ Access the recordings

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October 2015

Introduction to Islamic Epistemology

October 3, 2015

Delivered October 3, 2015 at Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia President Dr. Muhammed Stodolsky Liaison, Department of Theology Epistemology has been defined as the study of the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. The participants will be introduced to ancient and modern debates concerning what knowledge is and how we acquire it and how the Islamic method of acquisition of knowledge contrasts with knowledge that is not based on revelation. The introduction will be…

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November 2015

New Atheism

November 7, 2015

Delivered November 7, 2015 at Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Shaykh Omar Qureshi New Atheism is examined, specifically, the claims New Atheism make regarding God, morality, religion, and science will be looked at in light of Kalām theology.  Additionally, Muslim attitudes and arguments regarding the question of God’s existence will be explored. Download handout for workshop

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Ascension of the Believer – Part II

November 21, 2015

Part I: Nov 21, 2015 Part II: April 23, 2016 Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Mufti Hisham Dawood Liaison, Department of Islamic Law Mawlana Arif Kamal Liaison, Department of Qurʾānic Studies and Recitation In this two-part series of workshops, Darul Qasim faculty members, Mufti Hisham and Mawlana Arif taught essential worship discourses related to prayer – the prerequisite and requisite rulings according to the Qurʿān and Sunnah were thoroughly explained. An in-depth analysis of the ayah for the establishment of…

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December 2015

Modernism and the Destiny of Man – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

December 8, 2015

Modernity is a term that has developed over the last centuries in the west, which means ‘contemporaneity’ – to be in the present time.  Today, modernity takes on other meanings that has now influenced and shaped the global landscape. Benefit from this presentation as Dr. Umar explains the history and worldview of modernity and further elaborates how it has affected metaphysical rationale and the Islamic worldview.

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January 2016

How Studying Fiqh Can Guide Muslims in the West

January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016 Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Shaykh Samer al-Nass Shaykh Samer Al-Nass explains how learning and teaching the fiqh of Islam is the only way forward for Muslims About Guest Speaker, Shaykh Samer al-Nass Shaykh Samir al-Nass was born in Damascus, Syria, where he studied at the College of Medicine of the University of Damascus. He went on to study in the United States where he qualified in internal medicine. The Shaykh has studied under some of the…

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February 2016

The Dangers of Debt: Macroeconomic and Social Justice Perspectives

February 27, 2016

ebruary 27, 2016 Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Professor Amir Sufi The severe recession of the late 2000s in the United States and Europe was preceded by a very large run-up in borrowing by households. In this talk, Professor Sufi explains why debt often precedes severe economic downturns, and why we must reform the financial system to reduce its addictive reliance on debt. A more equity-based system would foster sustainable economic growth while avoiding vicious economic cycles.

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April 2016

Islamic Archeology and its Context

April 2, 2016

April 2, 2016 Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Dr. Choukri Heddouchi Introduction to Anthroplogy This presentation with Dr. Choukri will explore the field of Islamic archaeology as an academic discipline, in its own right, surveying its history and methodology, and as an intersection of Islamic history, archaeology and wider anthropology. The workshop will conclude with an extensive Q&A session, insha Allah. About Dr. Choukri Heddouchi, PhD | Chair, Department of Arabic Dr. Heddouchi received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from…

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February 2017

How a Prophetic Ḥadīth Sheds Light on Modern Scholarship

February 18, 2017

Delivered Feb 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Khaled Keshk, PhD Chair, Department of Religious Studies DePaul University It is true that intention is what decides the outcome, even in scholarship. In fact we can say that especially in scholarship. Dr. Khaled will share three incidents, two that are very famous in Islamic history (the Killing of ʿUthmān and the Battle of the Camel) and another that is from a ḥadīth (about field…

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Mathematical Infinity

February 25, 2017

Delivered Feb 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Main Campus, Glendale Heights, IL Zamir Syed, PhD In this workshop, Dr. Syed explores the concept of numbers from a mathematical viewpoint.  In addition to providing a brief history of the concept of infinity, Dr. Syed also discussed the concise definitions of infinity and beyond. This workshop was open to all, especially those with an interest in math and science. ABOUT DR. ZAMIR SYED Dr. Zamir Syed received his doctorate…

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