Here are some pictures as well as the archived videos from our event Understanding Islam, on Nov. 1st 2016. The first video is the lecture portion (HSU Professors Bill Herbrechtsmeier, Leena Dallasheh, Saeed Mortazavi). The second video is the Q&A portion.
On April 2, 2015 Mohammad Monib and Mohammad Amindin (Professors at the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Tehran, Iran) gave a lecture about the foundations of Islamic Mysticism on the HSU campus. They stressed the importance of compassion and justice as central concepts and practices for all of Islamic life, but also for the elevated consciousness that derives from Sufi practice. Their lectures were informative and filled with excellent examples from their long experience and extensive study of Islam in Iran. We celebrate this magnificent example of intercultural exchange.
Many thanks to Mary Bockover for organizing this event, and for including Religious Studies as partners with the Philosophy Department in sponsoring the lecture.