(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 7/21/2016) â€“ On Saturday, July 23, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host a special event to address misconceptions about sharia, or Islamic principles, in light of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric from public figures like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
At this event, American Muslim scholar and Oklahoma native Imam Suhaib Webb will address common misconceptions about sharia and how to understand sharia in the American Muslim context.
WHAT: An Afternoon with Imam Suhaib Webb
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2-5 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Society of Greater OKC's Mercy Mission Building located across the street from the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City Mosque, 3840 N St. Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
CAIR-OK has extended an invitation to this event to members of all faith communities in hopes of fostering positive and proactive dialogue, and building bridges of understanding in an ever-changing world.
â€œIn a state in which we have seen a steep rise in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric, we find it imperative to bring in nationally-acclaimed speakers to address topics that will enhance the understanding of Islam in Oklahoma,â€ said CAIR-OK executive Director Adam Soltani. â€œImam Suhaib Webb has proven his ability to apply Islamic theology to the American context and present an understanding of Islam in America based on scholarship and community involvement.â€
More about Imam Suhaib Webb:
Suhaib Webb is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and of Azhar Universityâ€™s College of Shariah (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence). Imam Suhaib has more than 16 years of experience serving various communities in North America and is currently managing an institute for training Imams in Washington, D.C.
CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of Americaâ€™s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.