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CAIR-Philly Offers Ten-Part Course on Islam


(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 11/16/06) – Beginning December 19, the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) will offer a ten-part course on Islam, called “Understanding Islam & Muslims through History and Jurisprudence,” at the Foundation for Islamic Education.

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-Philly has offered the course through multiple educational and interfaith venues, including Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia PA, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, Goshen Methodist Church, West Chester PA and recently the Paoli Presbyterian Church, Paoli PA. CAIR-Philly Chair Iftekhar Hussain will lead the course.

WHAT: Course: Understanding Islam & Muslims through History and Jurisprudence
WHEN: December 19 – January 18, 2006, Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Foundation for Islamic Education; 1860 Montgomery Ave, Villanova, PA
COST: Free
REGISTER: CALL 215-592-0509 or write to


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