Friday, February 24, 2006

Analysing The Muslim Response To Controversy

The American University in Dubai's Islamic Awareness Club has organised a lecture by Dr. Abdelrahman Thakir discussing the Muslim reaction to the Danish controversy.

Lecture Title: 'Why do we act and react the way we do'
Date: Saturday, 25th of Feb. 2006 - that's tomorrow!
Venue: Auditorium of the American University in Dubai
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Looks interesting. The last public lecture I attended there was by Sheikh Hamza Yousuf of Zaytuna Institute on trhe contribution of Arabs to civilisation - very informative. It was amazing to see an American speaking such 'fus-ha' Arabic - brother Yusuf spent 10 years learning Arabic and Islamic teachings around the world.

This one should be good too, at least it is timely. May post the proceedings if I attend.

Insha Allah.

5 comments:

Fizza said...

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John B. Chilton said...

Any report from the proceedings? Can you point me to media coverage?

Thanks.

farrukh: copywriter & journalist said...

Hi John,

Welcome to my blog. And thanks for taking out the time to comment.

I did attend. So look forward to a report on my blog soon. I don't think moderate voices get much media coverage - this was one.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf was recently in Denmark.
Here's his interview.

http://www.dr.dk/extention/playWindowsMedianyheder.aframe?id=198722&ListType=nyheder&trace=off

Moderate muslims are not heard for a reason. It is far easier to listen to muslims with extremist views and thus setting the issue aside simplistically by saying "ah those extremist muslims".

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

By the way, I see you are a Gibran and Al-Ghazali connoisseur. One doesn't hear much of the ideas of latter these days.