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This is a video of the second lecture in the Islamic Literacy Series given by Carolyn Baugh.  The title of the lecture was “A Little Bit of Muslim HERstory.”

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We have a successful few weeks with the first Islamic Literacy Series. In the coming weeks we hope to get feedback from you with regard to future series that we will host.

There are 5 remaining lectures on 10/4, 10/10, 10/18, 12/2 and 12/9.  All lectures will take place in Huntsman Hall Room F36 except for the lecture on 10/10/09.

The schedule is as follows: (more…)

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This lecture explore Islam in Africa by providing the historical background to the development of Muslim societies and communities in Africa. The instructor is Margari Hill-Manley, an educator and writer with an MA in history from Stanford University where she specialized in Islam in Africa and Sufi social networks.

Details: 7:30pm to 8:30pm in Huntsman Hall (Wharton Building), Room F36 (more…)

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This is a video of the first lecture in the Islamic Literacy Series entitled “Discovering the Qur’an.” The lecture was given by Adnan Zulfiqar.  The lecture is also available via the MSA website at http://upennmsa.org/index.php/media/event-videos.

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Monday: 12pm to 3pm

Tuesday: 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday: No Office Hours

The Muslim chaplain office is located in the Religious Activities Common (RAC) in the basement of the Graduate Student Center on Locust Walk at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact azulfiqa@sas.upenn.edu or 215.645.2073 to schedule an appointment.

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A few people have asked me with regard to a transcript of today’s khutba (sermon) at Penn.  I generally don’t write out my khutbas so am reluctant to share notes that may not make sense to others, but which are a guide for me.  However, because of the importance of the khutba topic this week, I have tried to add some additional language to my notes for those who wanted to use parts of it as a reference.  I hope to put a video up of the khutba at some point soon too.  The topic of the khutba was Etiquettes of Difference and Manner of Giving Advice (more…)

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This lecture explore Islam in Africa  by providing the historical  background to the development of Muslim societies and communities in Africa (Northern and sub-Saharan Africa). My aim is to complicate the dichotomy of Middle East and Africa by showing the ways in which sub-Saharan Africa has always been connected to the broader Muslim world.

Instructor: Margari Hill-Manley
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location
: Huntsman Hall (Wharton Building), Room F36 – University of Pennsylvania

All students are welcome to attend.  Non-Penn students and non-students who would like to attend, please email azulfiqa@sas.upenn.edu or call 215.645.2073. (more…)

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A novel by Carolyn Baugh

A novel by Carolyn Baugh

For those of you who were able to come out last night to hear Carolyn Baugh’s awesome speech on Muslim Women’s History, you understand why I was so excited to have her speak!  What I forgot to mention was that Carolyn is also a novelist and recently published The View from Garden City about an American woman’s experiences in Egypt.  Check out the following interview she recently gave to Altmuslimah on the book: http://www.altmuslimah.com/a/b/a/3344/

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The second installment in the Islamic Literacy Series will take place today, Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 7:30pm in Huntsman Hall (Wharton), Room F36.

The class will explore the lives of a few strong and outspoken Muslim women, and ask how Muslim women today can capitalize on their stories to make their own voices heard.

The instructor will be Carolyn Baugh who holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University in Arabic and Arab Literature, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Arabic and Islamic Studies.  She is currently completing her PhD dissertation at Penn focusing on legal methodologies with regard to consent and marriage in Islamic law.  She was a 2009 Dean’s Scholar. (more…)

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Monday, 10/19 – No Office Hours Due to Fall Break

Tuesday, 10/20 – 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday, 10/21 – 12pm to 3pm

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