Imam to Speak on Campus
Niagara University will welcome Imam Daayiee Abdullah as part of the Women’s History Month celebrations on campus. He will address a number of classrooms on these two days as well as the larger university community on March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the topic of “Gender and Islam.”
Abdullah trained as a lawyer and earned his juris doctorate degree from the David A. Clark School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. He is a scholar in Shariah sciences and Quranic interpretation and lectures nationally and internationally on progressive Muslim concepts, intra-faith and interfaith networking, and the development of inclusive and progressive revisions of Islamic theological thought and Islamic law. He is the executive director of the MECCA Institute (Muslim Educational Center for Creative Academics and Saloonaat: A Think Tank for Inclusive Islam).
This event is part of cooperative evening programming on the Niagara University campus that also includes a student social at Gallagher Center from 5-7 p.m. and Open Mic Nite in the same location at 7:30 p.m. just after the imam’s presentation. Sponsors for this event include Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages, History, Office of International Relations, English, NUSGA (Student Government) and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs.