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Museum lecture series will focus on Islam

The Georgia Southern Museum will welcome an international array of distinguished speakers who will talk about the many aspects of Islam.

The lecture series and student panel discussion are being held in conjunction with the ‘Islam in Belief and Practice” exhibit, which will remain on display in the Museum through the end of the year.

The schedule of related events is as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m.  ‘Islamic Civilization and Its Influence on Europe” will be presented by Vernon Egger, a professor in the Department of History at Georgia Southern.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.  ‘Sufism and Islam in South Asia” will be presented by Meenakshi Khanna, a senior lecturer in the Department of History at Indraprastha College for Women in Delhi, India, and a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Monday, Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m.  ‘Raising Children in the United States: Problems Muslim Parents Face” will be presented by Imam Mubasher Ahmad, the imam of the Baet-ul-Jaamay Mosque in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a former associate professor of English at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m.  ‘Islamic Economics: Work Ethics and Business Practice” will be presented by Waleed El-Ansary, an assistant professor of religion at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
  • Monday, Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m.  ‘Muslim Student Panel Discussion.” Led by Nazim Ali, a group of Georgia Southern students will talk about their experiences in the U.S.

Free and open to the public, all of the events will be held at the Museum, which is located on Southern Drive.

In addition, John Parcels, the curator of the ‘Islam in Belief and Practice” exhibit, is available for lectures and guided tours that can be scheduled through the Museum.

For more information, call (912) 681-5444.

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