The Markaz and Muslims for Progressive Values presents the first edition of "Ask A Muslim" with ISLAM 101, on Thursday, March 3rd, and every other first Thursday of the month thereafter. Speakers for this month’s topic are Dr. Jim Ghaznavi (Progressive), Dr. Ali Parsa (Shia, historical and philosophical) and Edina Lekovic (Sunni), in a public conversation moderated by Ani Zonneveld, Founder & President of Muslims for Progressive Values. Q&A to follow.
"Ask A Muslim" is a new monthly series FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC that addresses some of the most pressing questions surrounding Islam today. It takes place on the first Thursday every month at The Markaz (March 3 + April 7 + May 5 etc.).
In a time when Islam is the subject of much discussion and controversy in the media, Ask A Muslim hopes to foster an ongoing open dialogue, in a safe space for debate. The series endeavors to promote a more informed understanding of Arab/Muslim cultures, and to engage the greater Los Angeles community across all religious, cultural and political boundaries, to foster public conversation about the Qur’an and what constitutes a compassionate, egalitarian and peaceful practice in all its manifestations, with the intention to dispel simplistic or stereotypical interpretations and vilification of the Muslim religion.
Presented by Muslims for Progressive Values and The Markaz, and sponsored in part by the A & A Fund and Bana & Nabil Hilal.
Space is limited, reservations are suggested. RSVP below or call 323.413.2001
- March 03, 2016 at 7pm – 9pm
- The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
- 21 people are going