Islam in America Post 9/11
Speaker Dr. Liyakat Takim teaches a wide range of courses on Islam and offers a course on comparative religions.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A native of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Dr. Liyakat Takim has authored sixty scholarly works on diverse topics such as Islam in America, dialogue in post-9/11 America, war and peace in the Islamic tradition, the treatment of women in Islamic juridical literature, Islamic law, reformation in the Islamic world, jihad in Shi‘i law, and Islamic mystical traditions. He teaches a wide range of courses on Islam and offers a course on comparative religions.
Professor Takim’s book titled, The Heirs of the Prophet: Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi‘ite Islam was recently published by SUNY press. He is currently working on his second book, The Shi‘i Experience in America. He is also translating volume four of ‘Allama Tabatabai’s voluminous exegesis of the Qur’an. Professor Takim has taught at American and Canadian universities and is actively engaged in dialogue with different faith communities. He has lectured at many institutions in different parts of the world.
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