Oct 9

Should Muslims get to Define the Study of Islam?

Speaker: Prof. Shahzad Bashir, former Religion professor at Carleton and now Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Athenaeum
Who should define the vast tradition of Islam? The past has been a major element in internal religious disputes among Muslims since the time of Islamic origins. How should this fact affect our understanding of Muslims’ descriptions of Islam’s history? This talk explores whether and how traditions can be defined at all, and what kinds of categories and frameworks serve or undermine efforts to understand and think about identity.

Sponsored by Religion. Contact: Kristen Askeland, x4232