Jonathan Brown received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. Dr. Brown has studied and conducted research in Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Indonesia and Iran, and he is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His book publications include The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon (Brill, 2007), Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Oneworld, 2009) and Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011). He has published articles in the fields of Hadith, Islamic law, Sufism, Arabic lexical theory and Pre-Islamic poetry and is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Law.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a prolific speaker in America. He makes many appearances at major North American Muslim conventions, and numerous forums and lectures in New England. His audio and video lectures are also popular in America's Muslim community. He is known to encourage Muslims to be God-fearing, enjoining good and forbid evil, practice regular charity, stay away from drugs, abstain from pre-marital relations, and other issues as well. He has also appeared on several national television talk shows and has had interviews with several media outlets.
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik is the Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center and former Muslim Chaplain at Howard University (HU) and was the first Muslim officially installed as a chaplain in higher education at HU and is the Head of the National Association of Muslim Chaplains in Higher Education. The imam also, serves as the chair of government relations for the Muslim Alliance in North America. He is the director of community outreach for the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and President of the Muslim Society of Washington, Inc.
Linda Sarsour is a working woman, community activist, and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!” Currently she is the National Advocacy Director for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and ACCESS and locally serving as the Director of the Arab American Association of New York, a social service agency serving the Arab community in NYC.
Like all human souls, Azhar Usman’s came into existence many millennia ago. He lived in the Preternal Spirit world for ages, awaiting his turn to enter a physical body, which was finally formed in his mother’s womb during the year 1975 (Anno Domini; 23 B.G. [Before Google]). His parents trace their worldly lineage to India, though Azhar was conceived and born in Chicago. Raised in American suburbia as an Indian-American in a non-White Muslim family, Azhar naturally began to think of himself as Black. Heavily influenced by anti-establishmentarian rap lyrics, left-leaning political writings, and with a flare for the philosophical, he stumbled into serious consideration of the origin of the universe as an inquisitive teenager.
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Dr. Jonathan Brown- - Islamic Scholar and Associate Professor at Georgetown University
Linda Sarsour- - Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York
Imam Johari Abdul Malik- - Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah, Falls Church
Imam Siraj Wahhaj- - Imam of At-Taqwa Masjid, New York
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Time: Doors Open at 5pm
Location: Embassy Suites USF- 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Ticket Pricing: $40 for Adult, $35 for Student, $400 for Table
3705 Spectrum BLVD, Tampa, FL 33612
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