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Annual Ramadan Open House and Iftar Sharing

  • ICCNC 1433 Madison Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

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 titled “Weaponization of Religion”, question and answers session, congregational sunset (Maghreb) prayer, and Iftar.

Please RSVP by Friday May 17th.

Dr. 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 a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies and attended religious seminaries in Qum, Mashhad, and Isfahan (Iran); Cairo (Egypt), Damascus (Syria); and Najaf (Iraq)