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The Center for Islamic Studies is pleased to partner with the Islamic Cultural Centerof Northern California (ICCNC) for various online events during Shaban and Ramadhan. Congratulations and gratitude to GTU doctoral students Mahjabeen Dhala and David Coolidge who will be leading many of the online events. For more details please see:
To join the Zoom Meeting please register first by clicking here, then the link to the Zoom Meeting will be send to you. If you have never used Zoom please download the Zoom app from your app store.
Mahjabeen Dhala studies women's contributions to Islamic doctrine, practice, and devotional piety. She is a presidential scholar and a PhD candidate in the Department of Sacred Texts and Their Interpretation at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her dissertation looks at the seventh-century Sermon of Fatima to trace early Shia activist voices, especially those of women. In her capacity as a religious speaker and a spiritual guide, she has traveled widely, thus gaining a unique insight into the concerns of Muslim women both in the global North and the South.
R. David Coolidge is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, CA. From 2014-2017, he was an adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught an undergraduate course on Islamic law and ethics. From 2009-2013 he worked as the Muslim chaplain at Brown University, and before that at Dartmouth College from 2008-2009
This event is online only