Professor Maria Dakake, Co-Director of the Center for Global Islamic Studies, is one of the head researchers who worked alongside other distinguished scholars of Islam on this comprehensive resource which includes a new translation and extensive commentary on the text.
Courses for both the undergraduate Islamic Studies minor and graduate MA in Middle East & Islamic Studies are now listed online. Registration for the Spring 2016 semester began on November 3 and will remain open until January 26.
On Oct. 1, the Ali Vural Ak Center hosted Hisham Aidi for a discussion of his latest book, "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture", shedding light on the intersection of Islam with African-American musical traditions and using hiphop in cultural diplomacy.
This free public workshop will explore the amazing life story of Yarrow Mamout, an African Muslim slave who lived and eventually owned property in Georgetown until his death in 1823, and will highlight the research currently being conducted at the site of his former home.