Proud to be African: Songs and Music of Sudan and Nubia
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Proud to be African: Songs and Music of Sudan and Nubia

Proud to be African: Songs and Music of Sudan and Nubia

The Aswat Ensemble and ICCNC invites you to a concert celebrating the beautiful and strong cultural heritage of Sudan and Nubia.  We are very excited to, once again, welcome powerhouse Sudanese vocalist Salma El-Assal for this program and special guests Aswat Youth Ensemble and the Sudanese Association of Northern California Youth Choir!

General tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at https://ProudToBeAfrican.bpt.me.

The Facebook event for the concert is https://www.facebook.com/events/251334232478426/

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Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar

Pleas join us for recitation of Quran, Dua Kumayl, congragational prayers, and the first community iftar of this year’s Ramadan at ICCNC.

Program starts at 7:30 PM with Quran, followed by Dua Kumayl, prayers, and iftar.

The Iftar is potluck so bring the best examples of your home cooking to share with the community. All meal must be Halal or vegetarian.

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Intrafaith Ramadan Meal Distribution
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Intrafaith Ramadan Meal Distribution

ICCNC, Intra-Faith Committee of Northern California Islamic Council, and the Lighthouse Mosque cordially invites you to the first Bay Area Sunni-Shia Ramadan Meal Distribution on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM.

The Mayor Sam Hindi, Foster City, and Imam Zaid Shakir, Lighthouse Mosque, will lead this effort to distribute meals to those who are experiencing homeless and food insecurity in Oakland.

Please sign up here to volunteer for this effort.

Please donate below to help with purchasing and preparing meals for the homeless.

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The First Bay Area Sunni-Shia Ramadan Iftar
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

The First Bay Area Sunni-Shia Ramadan Iftar

ICCNC, Intra-Faith Committee of Northern California Islamic Council, and the Lighthouse Mosque cordially invites you to the first Bay Area Sunni-Shia Ramadan Iftar on Saturday, May 11, 2019 starting at 7:30 PM.

The program includes: Lectures by Dr. Hatem Bazian, Ahmad Rashid Salim, Sundata al Rashid followed by prayer and Iftar.

Please RSVP here by May 5, 2019. This will help us to organize a better program for you.

Donations for Iftar are very welcomed. Please make your donations below.

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Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar

Pleas join us for recitation of Quran, Dua Kumayl, congregational prayers, and the first community iftar of this year’s Ramadan at ICCNC.

Program starts at 7:30 PM with Quran, followed by Dua Kumayl, prayers, and iftar.

The Iftar is potluck so bring the best examples of your home cooking to share with the community. All meal must be Halal or vegetarian.

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Annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar Sharing
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar Sharing

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 7:00 PM ICCNC will host its annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar sharing event. The purpose of the event is to bring the greater community and neighbors together to break bread and share in a conversation about Islam and Muslims in the spirit of friendship, compassion, and generosity.

The Open House offers the opportunity for guests to attend an engaging interactive talk, socialize with their Muslim neighbors, and share in a traditional fast-breaking dinner known as iftar.

Program: Quranic recitation and translation, speech by Dr. Hamid Mavani, question and answers session, congregational sunset (Maghreb) prayer, and Iftar.

Please RSVP by Thursday May 16th.

Hamid Mavani is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School / Claremont School of Theology, California. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both academic training at Universities as well as specialized theological training at the traditional seminaries in the Muslim world. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal theory, women and Shi‘i law, Islamic theology and political thought, Islam and secularity, intra-Muslim discourse, and environmental ethics. He has Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Institute of Islamic and attended religious seminaries in Qum, Mashhad, and Isfahan (Iran); Cairo (Egypt), Damascus (Syria); and Najaf (Iraq)

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Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 18th
May
23
8:30 PM20:30

Special Laylatul-Qadr Program - Ramadan 18th

Please join us for the special Laylatul Qadr Program on Thursday May 23, 2019 starting at 8:30 PM. May 23, 2019 is the 18th of Ramadan 1400 AH.

The program includes: congregational prayers, Iftar, short lecture Farsi lecture by Mr. Mostafa Daneshgar, special Laytul Qadr ceremony (Ahaya) and Azadari,

The night of 18th of Ramadan is significant for Shia Muslims becuaue Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), was asassinated on the morning of Ramadan 19, 40 AH during his morning prayer by a Kharijite called Ibn Muljam, at the Great Mosque of Kufah in Iraq. Imam Ali (AS) died two days later due to his injuries on Ramadan 21, 40 AH (January 28, 661 CE). Imam Ali (AS) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Special Laylatul-Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) - Ramadan 20th
May
25
8:30 PM20:30

Special Laylatul-Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) - Ramadan 20th

Please join us for the special Laylatul Qadr Program and Martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) on Saturday, May 25, 2019 starting at 8:30 PM (Ramadan 20, 1400 AH).

The program includes: congregational prayers, Iftar, short lecture Farsi lecture by Mr. Mostafa Daneshgar, special Laytul Qadr ceremony (Ahaya) and Azadari,

The night of Ramadan 20th is significant to Shia Muslims because Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) died on Ramadan 21, 40 AH (January 28, 661 CE) due to the injuries he sustained in his assassination by Ibn Muljam two days earlier during his morning paryer at the Great Mosque of Kufah in Iraq. Imam Ali (AS) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar - Ramadan 25th
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Dua Kumayl and Community Potluck Iftar - Ramadan 25th

Pleas join us for recitation of Quran, Dua Kumayl, congregational prayers, and the first community iftar of this year’s Ramadan at ICCNC.

Program starts at 7:30 PM with Quran, followed by Dua Kumayl, prayers, and iftar.

The Iftar is potluck so bring the best examples of your home cooking to share with the community. All meal must be Halal or vegetarian.

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Celebration of 15th of Shaban - Birthday of Imam Mahdi (AS)
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Celebration of 15th of Shaban - Birthday of Imam Mahdi (AS)

Please join us on Saturday April 20, 2019, starting at 5;30 PM for the celebration of 15th of Shaban - Birthday of Imam Mahdi (AS)..

Program: Quranic recitation, English lecture by Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr via prerecorded video conference,Messianism and Millennialism in the Ibrahamic Religions particularly Islam”, games and competition, special program for children, prayers, and dinner.

This program and all other programs at ICCNC are child friendly.

About Dr. Seyyed Hussein Nasr

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics. He went on to Harvard University where he studied Geology and Geophysics, and then completed a PhD in the History of Science and Philosophy.

He is a world renown scholar on Islam and is currently a University Professor at GW. He has published over fifty books and hundreds of articles in numerous languages and translations.

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Understanding Quran - Mr. Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series (in Farsi)
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Quran - Mr. Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series (in Farsi)

We are pleased to announce a series of lectures by Mr. Abdolali Bazargan at ICCNC, occurring on the second Saturday of every other month from 6 to 8pm.

Suggested donation: $10/person

The central theme of Mr. Bazargan’s lectures is focused on the ethical dimensions emphasized in the Qur’an and traditions (or hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Twelve Imams. Mr. Bazargan addresses the history and processes of scriptural interpretation that have often given rise to dubious understandings of the text. He argues that the commitment to equality, liberalism, and pluralism resonates with the spirit of early Islam, when an emerging theology was intrinsically wedded to one of liberty.

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran. He is the second child of the late Mohandas Mehdi Bazargan, the first Prime Minister of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. He has a Masters in Architecture Design from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University, Tehran, Iran and has more than 45 years of experience in designing buildings. Mr. Bazargan has spent much of his life devoted to the study and teachings of Quran. He has over 20 publications in social and religious subjects, including Qur’anic research and Islamic teachings.

For a detailed biography and list of Abdolali Bazargan’s publications please visit his website at http://bazargan.com/abdolali/

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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED - Abdolkarim Soroush: Interpretation of Al-Ghazali's "The Alchemy of Happiness" "کیمیای سعادت غزالی"
Apr
13
4:30 PM16:30

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED - Abdolkarim Soroush: Interpretation of Al-Ghazali's "The Alchemy of Happiness" "کیمیای سعادت غزالی"

Unfortunately, this event is cancelled. Hope you can join us for the next lecture on May 4, 2019.

Please join us for monthly Farsi lecture series by Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush on the interpretation of Al-Ghazali's "The Alchemy of Happiness" "کیمیای سعادت غزالی"

Admission Fee: $10 per lecture

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Celebration of Eid Mabath, and Birthdays of Imam Hussain (AS) & Imam Sajjad (AS)
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Celebration of Eid Mabath, and Birthdays of Imam Hussain (AS) & Imam Sajjad (AS)

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Please join us for the celebration of Eid Mabath, birthdays of Imam Hussain (AS) and Imam Sajjad (AS).

Program: Quranic recitation, lecture in Farsi by Mr. Mohammad Ali Ansari via video conference, Mawludi, and special program for children, prayer, and dinner.

This program and all other programs at ICCNC are child friendly.

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A Celebration of Imam Ali's (AS) Birthday and After Eid Nowruz Community Gathering "Eid-Didani"
Mar
23
4:30 PM16:30

A Celebration of Imam Ali's (AS) Birthday and After Eid Nowruz Community Gathering "Eid-Didani"

An event for families and friends to come together in a friendly and relaxing setting to celebrate the birth of Imam Ali (AS) and see each other in the new Persian New Year.

Program: Eid Didani, Quranic Recitation, Farsi Lecture by Dr. Akhlaq: امام علی‌، سنت نوروز، و دوستی‌ انسان و طبیعت , Mawludi, Best Cake Competition, Games, Children's' Program, Prayer, and Dinner.

To participate in the Best Cake Competition please register by sending your name and email to info@iccnc.org.

This program and all other programs at ICCNC are child friendly.

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq Bio
Dr. Sayed Hassan Hussaini, "Akhlaq," specializes in philosophy and religion. He is involved in comparative study, dialogue among civilizations, and inter and intra-faith dialogue. For the past decade he wrote books, papers, and gave lectures and speeches worldwide, including in the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Iran, Afghanistan, South Korea, Greece, Russia, and the United Kingdom. In addition, he gives scholarly lectures for religious communities. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Allameh Tabatabaii University in Tehran, Iran. He completed his Islamic theological studies (Hawzeh Elmieh) in Mashhad. He worked as the chancellor of Gharjistan University, branch of Farah-Afghanistan in 2011; he acted as an academic advisor of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010; he has taught in Iranian universities, including Al-Mustafa International University and Payam-e Noor. He published four books (in Iran and Afghanistan), written in Farsi. His last work “The Secular and the Sacred: Complementary and/or Conflictual?” was co-edited by John Hogan and published by the Council for Research in Values & Philosophy (2017). Akhlaq was a Visiting Scholar at both Catholic University of America (2012-2017) and George Washington University (2013-2016). He was at Boston University for the 2017-18 academic year. He is currently teaching at Northern Virginia College.


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Eid Nowruz Celebration
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Eid Nowruz Celebration

Please join us Saturday, March 16th from 2 to 7 PM to celebrate Eid Nowruz. 

With special guests:  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf & Samineh Baghcheban

  • Speech by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

  • Lifetime award to Iranian culture icon, Samineh Baghcheban

  • Middle Eastern, Iranian, and Afghani food and sweets

  • Musical performances by various artists including the Shiraz Arts Academy Choir

  • Play by Andeesheh Farsi School: Persian Mile

  • Fun events for kids, including arcade games, egg painting, and much more


Programs in both English and Farsi.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation: $10.

Food will be available for purchase from vendors on-site.

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Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio

Please join us for A Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2 to 4 P.M. This time the conversations will take place at ICCNC.  A Living Room Conversation is planned for congregants from Kehilla, the Montclair Presbyterian Church, and ICCNC. We will meet in small groups of five and have the opportunity to respond to questions about ourselves. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to each others’ perspectives and feeling about each of our faiths. To learn more about Living Room Conversations please look at the website https://www.livingroomconversations.org/


If you like to participate in this meaningful conversation, please RSVP with Dr. Payman Amiri at payman.amiri@iccnc.org by February 24, 2019.

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A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi - نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان
Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi - نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان

Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi on the subject of “Relationship between our Different Perceptions of God and the Concept of Belief’ in Farsi, نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان.

Download the “Concepts of God” Abstract

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A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi
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Dr. Siavash Asadi bio

Dr. Siavash Asadi received his PhD in Islamic Philosophy and Theology in 2015 and MA in Philosophical Logic in 2011 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tehran University and a BS in Mathematics from Payam-e-Noor University. Moreover, he has completed six years of classical religious studies at Tehran and Qom seminaries. He has taught Islamic philosophy and theology, western philosophy, and philosophy of logic at the History of Islamic Philosophy and Wisdom Institute in Iran. Currently, he is a guest lecturer and a researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published more than twenty papers on Islamic philosophy in Farsi and English.

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Celebration of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.) Birthday
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.) Birthday

Please join us to celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Fatimeh Zahra (AS) the daugther of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The program includes: prayer, Quranic recitation, poetry reading, and lecture by guest speaker Dr. Siavash Asadi in Farsi followed by a question and answer session. The title of the talk is:

زن، معنویت و امر قدسی با تکیه بر آموزه های تشیع

Dr. Siavash Asadi received his PhD in Islamic Philosophy and Theology in 2015 and MA in Philosophical Logic in 2011 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tehran University and a BS in Mathematics from Payam-e-Noor University. Moreover, he has completed six years of classical religious studies at Tehran and Qom seminaries. He has taught Islamic philosophy and theology, western philosophy, and philosophy of logic at the History of Islamic Philosophy and Wisdom Institute in Iran. Currently, he is a guest lecturer and a researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published more than twenty papers on Islamic philosophy in Farsi and English.

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Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB
Feb
22
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB

ICCNC will be working with the local Christian and Jewish congregations to combat hunger in Oakland by sorting and bagging food at Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) in Oakland on Friday Feb. 22, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be there by 8:20 a.m. to register and get to know the other volunteers.

If you can join us to work at ACCFB, please RSVP with Ali Sheikholeslami at ali.sheikholeslami@iccnc.org by Sunday Feb. 17, 2019.

Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 635-3663.

Please wear comfortable warm clothes and closed-toe shoes. To get an idea of what this volunteer activity is like, see photos here from two years ago https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-TDSgbW/.

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Celebrating Work and Life of Rumi: A Night of Lectures and Music
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating Work and Life of Rumi: A Night of Lectures and Music

Lectures by renowned Rumi scholars Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush and Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

An original musical performance by Bamdad Ensemble based on Rumi’s poetry in Persian with English translations and explanations.

Bamdad Ensemble - Sirvan Manhoubi: Composer & Oud player, Abolhassan Mokhtabad: Singer & Director, Ric Louchard: Piano, Doug Pohorski: Bass (contrabass), Joshua Mellinger: Drum Joanne De Mars: Cello


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Hub Talks: Amir Sulaiman Live!
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Hub Talks: Amir Sulaiman Live!

The legendary poet Amir Sulaiman will be performing on February 9th in Pleasanton, California. He will be joined by the talented Ahlaam AbduljalilAbbas Mohamed and Nile Mystic, who represent a new generation of spoken word artists. Join us for Hub Talks on intersections between art, spirituality, love and justice. Come celebrate a group of powerful artists who speak truth from the heart. This event will also have an exhibition of visual art from GAMA artists and is cosponsored by Hub Foundation, Ta’leef Collective and GAMA. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

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Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection

Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection
a lecture by Anna Beselin 

Anna Beselin is head of textile conservation and curator for carpets at the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin. With postgraduate studies in art history and many years of conservation practice, she has accrued comprehensive knowledge of Islamic carpets.

Free. No museum admission required.

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Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th Century
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th Century

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Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th  Century

Directed by Issa Golitzen-Farajaje

The program for this concert focuses on a body of Turkish Sufi sacred music called Shughul which has its roots in the Arab world, mostly from Aleppo and Baghdad.  This body of music, researched heavily by the director, has been harvested from the remains of an ancient treasure trove. It comes to us through three fragmented sources  amateur recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s, manuscripts containing the lyrics of hundreds of songs, and sheet music written down in the 1940s and 1950s by researchers, providing notation of the songs last performed in this rich tradition.

Contact

Owner: Zawaya

 650-504-5965

zawaya.admin@gmail.com

www.zawaya.org 

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A Living Room Conversation with the folks of the Faith Trio
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

A Living Room Conversation with the folks of the Faith Trio

A Living Room Conversation is planned for congregants from Kehilla, the Montclair Presbyterian Church, and ICCNC. We will meet in small groups of 5 and have the opportunity to respond to questions about ourselves. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to each others’ perspectives and feeling about each of our faiths. To learn more about Living Room Conversations please look at the website https://www.livingroomconversations.org.

Please RSVP to Steven Falk at shfalk@gmail.com or (510) 708-0517 by January 15.

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Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB
Dec
28
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB

ICCNC will be working with the local Christian and Jewish congregations to combat hunger in Oakland by sorting and bagging foods at Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) in Oakland on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be there by 8:20 a.m. to register and get to know the other volunteers. Children age 10 or older are welcome, and this is a great activity to do as a family. This is a popular activity, so sign up soon

If you can join us to work at ACCFB, please sign up with Ali Sheikholeslami by Friday Dec. 21, 2018.

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 635-3663.

Please wear comfortable warm clothes and closed-toe shoes. For more info about ACCFB please go to http://www.accfb.org/volunteer.html.

To get an idea of what this volunteer activity is like, see photos here from two years ago https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-TDSgbW/. This is a popular activity, so sign up soon.

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Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series

Cost: $10

We are pleased to announce a series of lectures by Mr. Abdolali Bazargan at ICCNC, occurring the second Saturday of every other month from 6-8pm.
*Light dinner will be served.

The central theme of Abdolali Bazargan’s lectures is focused on the ethical dimensions emphasized in the Qur’an and traditions (or hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad and the Twelve Imams. Mr. Bazargan addresses the history and processes of scriptural interpretation that have often given rise to dubious understandings of the text. He argues that the commitment to equality, liberalism, and pluralism resonates with the spirit of early Islam, when an emerging theology was intrinsically wedded to one of liberty.

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran. He is the second child of the late Mohandas Mehdi Bazargan, the first Prime Minister of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. He has a Masters in Architecture Design from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University, Tehran, Iran and has more than 45 years of experience in designing buildings. Mr. Bazargan has spent much of his life devoted to the study and teachings of Quran. He has over 20 publications in social and religious subjects, including Qur’anicresearch and Islamic teachings.

For a detailed biography and list of Abdolali Bazargan’s publications please visit his website at http://bazargan.com/abdolali/

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