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Religion and Current Events in the Islamic World

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)


Dates: 3 Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, and 30

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Led by: Sheikh AbdulGhani

Tuition: $35 / 3 sessions

Register By: Sept. 9

Enrollment: 12 min. / 35 max.  

Approaching Islam from the perspective of religious, historical and contemporary events, we will explore internal and external forces. For example, what are Islam’s views on Jihad and violence, historically and in modern times? Is Islam a religion of peace? What is Sharia Law and what is it designed to do? Navigate with us the on-going Middle East Crisis, who is involved in ISIS,   al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the USA. Why are they doing what they are doing, and what role does the religion play? Are they acting in accord with religious tradition and law? We will learn why the many factions act as they do.

About the Instructor: Born into a Sunni family in Washington, D.C., Sheikh AbdulGhani and his family later chose to follow the Shi’a School of Thought. Farouk has studied in New York, Iran and Syria and has taught at Islamic Schools in Houston and San Antonio. He currently studies Political Science at North West Vista, and teaches, leads prayers and practices in the Islamic Education Center of San Antonio.