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CAIR-PA Ten-Part Course on Islam Begins Sept. 9

Beginning September 9, the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA) will offer a ten-part course on Islam, called “Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence,” at the Central Baptist Church in Wayne, PA.

This course will approach Islam from a historical and jurisprudence perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It will cover the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and then discuss its decline. Contemporary issues faced by Islam and Muslims will also be covered. A final unit will be the involvement of the U.S. in the Muslim world and its ramifications.

CAIR-PA has offered the course through multiple educational and interfaith venues, including Mishkan Shalom, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, the Paoli Presbyterian Church and others.

CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain will lead the course.

WHEN: September 9 – November 25, 2007, Sundays: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Central Baptist Church, 106 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

The seminars are free.

CONTACT: Leena Jaffer, Tel: 215-592-0509, Email:


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