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In Mecca: Guiding a Community under Duress

Saturday, October 17, 1:00 pm PDT
Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia and President Hamza Yusuf in a conversation moderated by Imam Zaid Shakir


Saturday, October 17, 1:00 pm PDT

A Virtual Event

The Prophet Muhammad’s incomparable resilience in achieving his singular purpose commissioned to him by God is the model of strength and patience for Muslims. Imam Zaid Shakir will moderate a conversation between Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia and President Hamza Yusuf in which they will explore some of the Prophet’s most profound moments of strategic wisdom, dauntless resolve, and faithful hope during the Meccan period. 

There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions after the conversation.

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Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia is the founder and director of Darul Qasim, an Islamic institution of higher academic studies located in suburban Chicago, Illinois. He is an active advocate of the classical Sunni tradition of Islamic scholarship and a passionate promoter of traditional Islamic sciences and methodologies of teaching and learning. He is regarded internationally as an expert theologian and an authority in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theosophy. His scholarship traces its roots to the rigor of a classical instruction in the traditional Deobandi schools of Northern India, and he seeks to engage his deep knowledge in the Islamic tradition with contemporary issues facing everyday Muslims in the West. 

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President Hamza Yusuf

President Hamza Yusuf promotes classical learning in Islam and emphasizes the importance of the “tools of learning” so central to Muslim civilization and known in the West as the “liberal arts.” He is currently president of Zaytuna College and has published numerous articles, essays, encyclopedia entries, and translations, including The Prayer of the Oppressed and Purification of the Heart

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Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir, a cofounder of Zaytuna College, is a prominent American Muslim scholar. He has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, Islamic history and politics, and Shafi’i fiqh at the College. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics, and he travels frequently across the United States to support institution building projects in the Muslim community. Affectionately known as “America’s imam,” he is currently amir of the Muslim Alliance in North America, and, in 2016, he presided over the public memorial for the boxing and human rights legend Muhammad Ali.  

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