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Can Islam Provide The Antidote To Racism in North America?
Public Talk by Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, USA
When: Wednesday October 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (MDT)Where: Online Zoom Webinar.
Abstract:This lecture will explore Islamic sources and traditions that inspire Muslims to transcend tribalism and identity politics. Dr. Khan will explore the verses that identity diversity as a divine purpose, prophetic traditions that teach pluralism and inclusivity and introduce the audience to the idea of Fanaa (self-effacement) which he argues in his book Islam and Good Governance, can help reduce intolerance and discrimination based on racism, religion, and nationality.
Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He researches and teaches Islam, Governance and International Relations. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University in May 2000. He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director from 2007-2010.
He is the author of Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan (Palgrave, 2019). Islam and Good Governance has been recognized as an all time best books on political philosophy. He also authored American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004). He has edited Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007).
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