Responding to questions posed by The Daily Californian, GTU President-elect Daniel Lehmann reflects on his passion for interreligious education, his vision for expanding the reach of the GTU, and his desire to build on existing partnerships with Zaytuna College, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the University of California Berkeley.
The arts once represented Islamic tradition as much as theology and law, but today the arts have sadly been neglected. In an age when Muslims increasingly feel compelled to clarify, and even defend, their faith, can we rely again on the arts to communicate the beauty and truth of revelation?
As human beings committed to diverse worldviews, how do we learn to navigate the fact that our neighbors have beliefs and values that differ from ours? Is agreement necessary in order for there to be peace? Or is there a way for us to value difference without compromising on our own most deeply held beliefs? Are there certain beliefs that are incompatible with peaceful co-existence? In this lecture, Jeffery Long will explore a way to...
Two, very different contemporary characters discover romance in a dramatic reading of best-selling novel The Forty Rules of Love by acclaimed Moroccan theater, voice, film, and TV performer and translator Hassan El Jai (recently performed at Form Mason in SF). Elif Shafak’s novel follows the lives of a Jewish-American housewife and a Sufi Muslim based in Amsterdam and the unlikely love they develop for each other. El Jai’s adaptation transforms...
The Study Quran, edited by a team of scholars led by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, is one of the most significant English-language publications about Islam in recent memory. For the first time, English readers can access the rich stores of interpretive scholarship on the Quran through a curated synthesis of forty classical tafsirs in the legal, spiritual, and theological traditions of both Sunni and Shi’i Islam. In addition, the work features a number...
Saturday, January 16th 2016 to Sunday, March 20th 2016
From January 16th through March 20th, the San Francisco Library and the Islamic Art Exhibit will present Arabic: Language of the Quran. This exhibit and related programs are supported by many institutions, including GTU's Center for Islamic Studies.
When: January 16-March 20th, 2016
Where: Skylight Gallery, Main Library 6th Floor, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), San Francisco
We are very excited about this upcoming performance of Unveiled! Rohina Malik, a Pakastani American is a Chicago based performing artist, and in this play, she portrays 5 different Muslim women from five different muslim contexts. It is a powerful play that you do not want to miss! For more information and to register for this FREE event, refer to the event site.