Islam: A Way of Life Lecture Series|Women and Islam

Imani Jafaar Mohammad, an attorney who practices in the areas of business law and estate planning, including a specialty practice in Islamic estate planning, will speak on “Women and Islam” on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Her talk, the second in the “Islam: A Way of Life” lecture series, will be given from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, on the university’s St. Paul campus.

Date/Time

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location

Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, on the university’s St. Paul campus.


Cost

Free and open to the public



With the rising number of Muslim students and the local Somali population matriculating at the University of St. Thomas, a series of lectures discussing Islam by subtopic is important for our community.

Interfaith dialogues on campus have brought major understanding between Islam and Catholicism, but discussing the root of the Islamic beliefs and values can bring a much greater understanding and appreciation of the diversity Muslim students bring to the university while breaking down stereotypes.

International Student Services will lead this effort in collaboration with the Saudi Club, Muslim Student Association, GMSA (Globally Minded Student Association), Campus Ministry, the Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center, the Women’s Center, SDIS, the Islamic Resource Group of Minneapolis, and the Department of Theology.

The lectures are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Imani Jafaar Mohammad

Imani Jafaar Mohammad, an attorney who practices in the areas of business law and estate planning, including a specialty practice in Islamic estate planning, will speak on “Women and Islam” on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Her talk, the second in the  “Islam: A Way of Life” lecture series, will be given from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, on the university’s St. Paul campus.

Mohammad is a partner at Mohammad, Schiks, and Jaafar, P.A., in Woodbury, Minn. In addition to her private practice, she is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Mohammad speaks nationwide on issues related to American Muslims. National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and WCCO Radio have featured her as a guest. Minnesota Law and Politics magazine and A Peace of My Mind, a book written by John Noltner, also have featured her work.

Mohammad teaches several Continuing Legal Education courses for a variety of organizations on Islamic issues throughout the Twin Cities. She also provides services as an expert consultant or witness on cases involving Islamic issues. She has been invited to speak at numerous venues, including the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Advocates for Human Rights, and at colleges and universities across the country. Read more about Mohammad here: Women and Islam