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The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS)

Established in 2007, the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) educates scholars and students of Islam and other faiths about the richness of the Islamic tradition and the diversity of Muslims. The Center for Islamic Studies generates innovative research and scholarship on Islamic texts and traditions in contemporary contexts and emphasizes study and dialogue within and across religious traditions, where pluralism, interreligious understanding, and public engagement are the basis of scholarship and service.

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"A Pilgrim’s Perspective on a Spiritual Reboot" presented by Mahjabeen Dhala

Madrasa-Midrasha | Sacred Seasons: Spirituality in Ritual Practices

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Sam Shonkoff and Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh as we reflect on the sacred seasons of Passover and Ramadhan. Their talks will explore the notion of Spirituality as it is incorporated in and developed through religious commemorations and practices.

Online Event