The GTU welcomes Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program, a collaborative effort of the Center for Islamic Studies and Center for Jewish Studies. Dr. Dhala received her MA in Islamic Studies from the GTU in 2017 and her PhD from the GTU's Department of Sacred Texts and their Interpretation in 2021. For nearly two decades, Dr. Dhala has lead Muslim communities worlwide.
Founded in 2008, the Madrasa-Midrasha program explores the richness, diversity, differences, and commonalities of Jewish and Islamic traditions. As director, Dr. Dhala will be responsible for the development and enhancement of public programs and resources that bring these two religious traditions and communities into a deeper study and dialogue.
In a recent interview with the GTU, Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala, who began her position as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the GTU in 2021, paints a vivid portrait of the work of Madrasa-Midrasha, how it aligns with the GTU’s mission, and shares her hopes for the program’s future.
To read the interview, see the GTU's Skylight Magazine Fall 2021 issue.