Bruce Lawrence - "Allahu Akbar - Greater than Whom?"

Thursday, September 24

 Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm 

Location: Rooom 207 Knox Hall  606 West 122 Street

New York, NY 10027

"god is not Great," according to the late Christopher Hitchens, and to even question Islam is to be labeled a heretic, according to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, but beyond the titles of their bestselling books, there is the everyday experience of millions of Muslims.  While Allah does not belong to Muslims, Allah is supreme in the Islamic tradition. Allahcreates, motivates, and sustains the universe as  well as humankind. Allah is a name invoked over 2500 times in the Holy Qur'an. Allah is the basis of the 'witness' (orshahada), a creed as foundational for Islam as is the Shema for Jews or baptism to Christians.

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This event is sponsored by the  Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life