We wanted to thank all those who attend last night’s program with Dr. Ahmet Tekelioglu.
Assalamualikum, everyone! Jummah Mubarak! Hope you are all doing well i'A. One more day until the event i'A! Please join North Penn Mosque to learn about the significant impact African American Muslims have had in our rich history. The discussion will be an interactive workshop style led by CAIR Director Dr. Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu. Refreshments will be served as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone there i'A. Salaams.
African American Muslim Legacy March 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm 600 MAPLE AVE LANSDALE, PA 19446 *Refreshments will be provided An interactive workshop brought to you by Dr. Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu. The African American Muslim experience lies at the very core of larger Muslim history in the United States. And yet, this history is largely under-appreciated and understudied in both academia and the Muslim community. In this workshop, we will learn the deep legacy of African and African American Muslims via an exploration of the slave trade, early Muslim movements, the Nation of Islam and key figures such as Malcolm X, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, Siraj Wahhaj, and many others. We will examine Philadelphia's religious history, with reference to African American Muslim legacy. About Dr. Ahmet Selim: Ahmet Selim is an academic and a scholar of American religious landscapes. He brings to us several years of on-the-ground work with Muslim American communities. Ahmet Selim hails from Turkey and has lived in the US for more than a decade. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Boston University and a Master’s in International Relations from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. His research focuses on the American religious landscape, politics of ethno-religious identities, and Muslim minorities in the West. He has taught classes on race and ethnicity, international relations, and Islamic studies at Boston University and George Mason University. Dr. Tekelioglu’s doctoral work focused on contemporary debates about American Muslim identity and transnational belonging among American Muslim communities in Boston, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
"Every moment of time is like a snowflake: unique, potentially beautiful, yet disappears the moment it reaches one’s fingertips, never to be seen again. The only exception, however, is those moments dedicated sincerely to God — these moments will be witnessed again in the Hereafter, and will illuminate one’s abode in Paradise for eternity. So it serves the believer well to carefully consider not only how they spend each of their moments, but precisely for whom."
Happening This weekend in Allentown!
Be our guests on a chronological journey to the afterlife starting with the signs of the Day of Judgement through Jannah and Jahannam. Join us Friday and Saturday, March 16-17th from 5-9pm. Program starts at 5:30pm.