(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2/7/05) – Beginning March 8, the newly established
Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR-Philly) will offer a course on Islam, called “Understanding Islam &
Muslims through History.”
The 8-week course will approach Islam from a historical perspective,
covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic,
political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It will
also cover the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and discuss its decline.
Contemporary issues faced by Islam and Muslims will be covered. A final
unit will focus on the involvement of the U.S. in the Islamic world and the
ramifications of that involvement.
WHAT: Course: SC 1225: Understanding Islam & Muslims through History
WHEN: Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m., 3/8/05 – 5/3/05 (No Class on 3/22/05)
WHERE: Room 119, Great Valley Middle School, 255 North Phoenixville Pike,
Malvern, PA 19355 SEE: http://www.chestercountynightschool.org
REGISTER AT: Chester County Night School, 610-692-1964
CONTACT: CCNS: 610-692-1964, CAIR-Philly: 215-896-4872 or 267-808-4906,
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding
of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: