Lecture/Forum

13 Aug 2019

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Abdi Nor Iftin

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
Alphabet City

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating the work of Abdi Nor Iftin. Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir tells the story of someone who’s desperately trying—against long odds—to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi was a Somali refugee who fled Kenya for fear of the radical Islamist group In Kenya he got “the luckiest break of his life:” winning the lottery to land on a short list for a U.S. visa. This was his ticket out. But before he could cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.

03 May 2019

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Muslim Voices, A Gathering of Muslim Artists

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
ew of a Kind store (302 1/2 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Sponsored By: 
Manifest Creativity

Manifest Creativity is a hub for Muslim writers, artists, creatives and storytellers in all media in the Pittsburgh area. Our mission is to come together as a community, to share and uplift one another's creative work and self-defined narratives.

Contact: 
manifestcreativitypgh@gmail.com

27 Apr 2019

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Meet the Author: Dr. Beverly Mack

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Few of a Kind Bookstore and Gift Shop, 301 1/2 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Meet the Author.
MWAP is proud to present the second of its series:

Dr Beverly Mack.
Join us at Few of a Kind to speak with Dr Mack who will present on Nana Asma’u: an 18th Century woman with 21st Century sensibilities. A devout Muslim and feminist activist with successful strategies for political and religious reform in Northern Nigeria.

Contact: 
412-315-7092

18 Mar 2019

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Perspectives From Europe and the U.S.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
William Pitt Union 630
Sponsored By: 
European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Jewish Studies Program

Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Perspectives From Europe and the U.S.

An open conversation led by Paul A. Silverstein (Professor of Anthropology at Reed College) and Jeanette S. Jouili (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh).

Monday, March 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

William Pitt Union, Room 630

06 Mar 2019

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Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/ Israel

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
3702 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
The History Department, Jewish Studies Department

The History Department and Jewish Studies Present: B.Z. Kedar

Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/ Israel

Wednesday, March 6th from 1:00 - 2:30

3702 Posvar Hall (History Department Lounge)

B.Z. Kedar is Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A preview of Kedar's book can be found at:

17 Feb 2019

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Sharia Law Truth vs Myth

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi, Vice Dean University of Pittsburgh School of Law will present.

Contact: 
Eyas Azzuni 708 949-1293

08 Feb 2019

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The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of The Prophet Muhammad In Islamic Traditions

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
202 Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored By: 
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program, the Early Modern Worlds Initiative, the Humanities Center, the Department of Religious Studies, and History of Art & Architecture Program

This presentation explores paintings of Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 1300s to the modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity, and veiled essence. Their pictorial motifs reveal that artists engaged in abstract thought and turned to symbolic imagery to convey Muhammad’s origins and prophetic standing. These images inspired various mystical beliefs and practices.

15 Feb 2019

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Africans in India -- From Slaves to General Rulers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Frick Fine Art Building Room 125
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, Feburary 15
Exhibition Opening Reception, University Art Gallery (UAG) in Frick Fine Arts (FFA) Introduction by Kenneth X. Robbins, Omar H. Ali, Jazmin Graves | FFA 125, 4pm Exhibition opening | UAG, 5-7pm

Friday, February 22
Symposium on African Diasporas in the Indian Ocean | Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, 11am-5pm
11am-12:30pm Dwight A. Carey
1:30-3:15pm Roundtable with Yolanda Covington-Ward, RA Judy,
Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Imani Owens, Nico Slate 3:30-5:00pm Indrani Chatterjee

07 Feb 2019

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Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, The Islamicate Studies Working Group, University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh; Ferguson Voices

Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives
Thursday Feb 7, at 12:00pm, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Donna Auston

Contact: 
global@pitt.edu

28 Mar 2019

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Book Discussion: The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Penn Highlands Community College
Sponsored By: 
Penn Highlands Community College, Georgetown University and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

Penn Highlands will host a community book discussion on The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam. Books are available at local library's throughout Cambria Country. Register to to attend at www.pennhighlands.edu, under events

Dr. Susan Douglass, Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University will lead the discussion.

Refreshments served.

Contact: 
bzabor@pennhighlands.edu

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