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Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

Code:
EVT 540
Day:
Monday
Date(s):
Mar 12
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Cost:
FREE
Status: No Registration Required
Despite the media’s preoccupation with Islam, most Americans report knowing little or nothing about what Muslims believe and practice. Islam is the third-largest religion in the United States, and yet many people mistakingly think of Muslims as foreigners. What is it like to grow up Muslim in America? What do Muslims believe? What are the meanings of the Islamic terms we read so much about in the media like jihad and shari’a? Sumbul Ali-Karamali grew up in Southern California, and from an early age found herself answering questions about being Muslim. Now, as a writer and speaker, she has become one of the most accessible commentators on Islam, and enjoys the opportunity to clarify the religious and cultural practices of Islam and to dispel some of the confusion that persists in the public discourse.

Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Author

Sumbul Ali-Karamali received a BA from Stanford and a JD from UC Davis. After practicing corporate law for several years, she received a degree in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She is the author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, and Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam. She is a member of the Global Muslim Women’s Shura Council and a regular contributor to HuffPost. She’s currently working on her third book.
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