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13th Annual Conference of Prophet Muhammad: Political and Social Reformer

Muslims4Peace  humbly requests your presence at the 13th Annual Conference of Prophet Muhammad: Political and Social Reformer. This event will be held on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room-604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854.
We request that all attendees register for the conference in advance. Please show your confirmation email at the door. Registration is open to all age groups and is free of charge! Please click the link below to register.
Our esteemed speakers for this conference are:
 
Sheikh Azhar Nasser
Sheikh Azhar Nasser was born and raised in Michigan and has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. After completing his academic studies, he pursued his religious studies at the Hawza of Najaf under the tutelage of Grand Ayatollah Sistani and Grand Ayatollah Hakim. In addition to his extensive study of classical religious texts, he has also taught introductory courses to western students at the seminary. Sheikh Azhar has a deep passion for the study of the Holy Quran which is evident from his lectures and discussions. Sheikh Azhar is the religious director of CBE which specializes in the production of short spiritually uplifting videos. He is also the founder and head instructor of Tasneem Institute, which is an organization that offers on-site, weekend crash courses on a wide range of Islamic sciences to Muslim communities worldwide.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist. He ran for Governor of Michigan in 2018 on an unapologetically progressive platform, advocating for universal healthcare, clean water for all, debt-free and tuition-free higher education, a pathway to 100% renewable energy, and to rebuild the barrier between corporations and government. Before running for Governor, Abdul served as Health Commissioner in Detroit where he rebuilt Detroit’s Health Department after it had been privatized during the City’s municipal bankruptcy. Abdul holds a Doctorate in Public Health from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, as well as a Medical degree from Columbia University.
 
Dr. Dalia Fahmy
Dr. Dalia Fahmy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on US Foreign Policy, World Politics, International Relations, Military and Defense Policy, Causes of War, and Politics of the Middle East. Dr. Fahmy is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy in Washington DC, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and UNESCO Chair at Rutgers University for 2018. Dr. Fahmy’s books include The Rise and Fall of The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of Political Islam (forthcoming), and two co-edited volumes Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy, and International Relations in a Changing World. Dr. Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research.
Rabbi Marc Kline
Ordained in 1995, Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline serves Monmouth Reform Temple with a passion for tradition and social justice. Rabbi Kline has taught Ethics, Philosophy, Religion and Government courses at the high school, college, and graduate school level for most of the last thirty years. Since moving to New Jersey, Rabbi has served as a Keynote Speaker at Rutgers University’s annual celebration of the Prophet Mohammed, actively taught and spoken in local churches, at community gatherings, and Monmouth University. Rabbi Kline has extensive Chaplaincy experience, and has devoted a great deal of time to community service in local and national organizations. He holds a deep commitment to fostering Interfaith relationships, mentors other clergy in pastoral care, and consults with religious, public, and private organizations, and schools on matters of leadership, diversity, social justice, and long range planning.
 
Food will be served. Parking is free in Lots 76, 99A, 99B, 99C & 99D. For any questions or concerns, please call (908) 248-4254 or email us at irshadhaji@muslims4peace.org / umar@muslims4peace.org.
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