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Dr. Zainab Alwani-Islamic Jurisprudential Itjihad/ Reasoning I

Date: 7/26/2016

Dr. Alwani continued her previous lecture on how to approach the Qur’an by teaching our LLSP class about Islamic jurisprudential ijtihad (reasoning). She opened the class by repeating that at this current stage of our ummah, we do not know how to read the Qur’an, and that simply loving the Qur’an or talking about the […]

Dr. Zainab Alwani-Approaching the Qur’an

Date: 7/26/2016

Dr. Alwani opened her class, “Approaching the Qur’an,” by asking the participants to define their personal relationship with the Qur’an. The participants’ answers shared similarities: many use it for inspiration and guidance, while some use it to communicate with God one-on-one. Dr. Alwani then asked, how do we evaluate our performance as an Ummah in […]

Iesha Prime-Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women

Date: 7/25/2016

LLSP participants spent this afternoon learning about “Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women,” a class taught by Iesha Prime. Ms. Prime emphasized the importance of building our own voice in establishing our identity She stated that it is through the act of speaking that we convey powerful thoughts and stories to other people. Ms. Prime started […]

Abed Awad Esq.-The Islamic Marriage Contract

Date: 7/25/2016

In his class on Islamic marriage contracts, Mr. Awad offered a thorough overview of family law issues unique to Muslim communities. Shari’a is relevant in American courts either as foreign law or as sources of information that aid the fact finding process. Some of these issues involve the validity of a Muslim marriage contract, and […]

Professor Mohamed Fadel-Islam and Agency

Date: 7/22/2016

In his second lecture, Prof. Fadel talked about female agency In Islam. He asserted that everything that applies to men also applies to women. Both genders are subject to the obligations of Islam. In absence of explicit proof that women cannot do certain things, then we have to accept that women are not subject to […]