*Muslims in the Age of Trump* DATE: Thursday 7th December 2017 TIME: 6.30PM – 9.00PM VENUE: LMA Hall SPEAKERS: Shaykh Abdullah Bin Hamid
DATE: Thursday 7th December 2017
TIME: 6.30PM – 9.00PM
VENUE: LMA Hall
SPEAKERS: Shaykh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali
Donald Trump has been President of the United States for less than a year, and yet his actions and statements have had enormous effects on the Muslim community around the world. From discussions of Muslim travel bans, walls on the border, to the support of neo-nazi’s and the alt-right, the Trump Presidency is riddled with challenges.
In this seminar, Shaykh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali will seek to provide a critical look at these issues, how they are affecting Muslims in the United States, as well as all over the world, and the means by which we can respond.
Abdullah bin Hamid Ali is the founder of Lamppost Productions and the Lamppost Education Initiative, and he is the head of Zaytuna College’s Islamic law program. He teaches family law, inheritance law, business law, jurisprudential principles, and hadith science at Zaytuna College. He is a lifelong student of the Islamic tradition being born to Muslim parents having begun a serious study of Islam in his early teens. He attended Temple University for 2 years (1995-1997) prior to pursuing studies that culminated in a 4-year collegiate license (ijaza ‘ulya) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco (1997-2001). He has also served as adjunct professor of Arabic at UC Berkeley (2013), and adjunct professor of Intro to Islam at the Graduate Theological Union (2014). He holds a BA (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shar’ia) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fez, Morocco, an MA in Ethics & Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. In 2016, he completed his dissertation work (The “Negro” in Afro-Arabian Muslim Consciousness”) and received his Ph.D in Cultural & Historical Studies of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley).
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Abdullah relocated with his family by invitation from Zaytuna College’s Board of Trustees in 2007 to the Bay Area to instruct pilot seminarians in the Islamic rational sciences (theology, legal theory, hadith science) after spending 5 years as assistant full-time chaplain at the State Correctional Institution of Chester, PA (SCI Chester). Abdullah is a very active member of the Bay Area community who regularly delivers the Friday service address at a number of mosques, and conducts regularly scheduled online classes. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Northstar Islamic School.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanese Muslim Association
71-75 Wangee Road, Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia 2195