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Ramadan: The Month of God w/ Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah & Sh. Amin Kholwadia

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American Islamic College

640 West Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL 60613

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Prairie Academy invites you to a special event with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah and Shaykh Amin Kholwadia in anticipation of the beautiful month of Ramadan. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from two of our community’s eminent scholars on how to take the most benefit from this blessed month of God, and about what we can do during this time to increase our faith and proximity to God.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Prairie Academy. Prairie Academy is committed to developing individuals that are compassionate, curious, and confident global citizens. Our small, nurturing environment supports a solid academic foundation with an emphasis on treating children as responsible and capable learners in an environment that promotes independence, creativity, strong character, and spiritual awareness.

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Babysitting

Babysitting will be offered for $5 per child. Children must be potty-trained.

* Children may accompany their parents into the auditorium free of charge as long as they can sit in their parent's lap. Children needing a seat will require a ticket purchase.

Schedule

1:30 p.m. - Registration, silent auction and classroom tours

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Program

5:00 p.m. - Classroom tours

* Food and drink will be available for purchase but will not be allowed in the auditorium.

Parking Information

The AIC parking on Irving Park Road and the main parking lot located at 613 W. Bittersweet Road will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Alternative parking:

1) Meter parking on Irving Park Road

2) Garage parking at Park Place Tower and Condominium

655 W. Irving Park Rd

Chicago Il 60613

3) Meter parking on Recreation Drive

About the Scholars

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah (Wymann-Landgraf) is an American Muslim who embraced Islam in 1970. He studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Chicago and received his doctorate there in 1978. He taught at the Universities of Windsor (Ontario), Temple, Michigan, and King Abdul-Aziz (Jeddah). During several years abroad, he was able to study with a number of traditional Islamic scholars. He returned to the United States in 2000 to work with the Nawawi Foundation (Chicago), where he remained for more than a decade. He currently works under the auspices of The Oasis Initiative (Chicago). He is engaged in independent research, writing, lecturing, and teaching across the United States, Canada, Europe, West Africa, and elsewhere with a focus on Islamic theology, spirituality, law and legal theory, and history. Among his written works are A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Malik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period(Brill, 2013). He has also authored a number of articles, among them Islam and the Cultural Imperative, Living Islam with Purpose, One God, Many Names, and Mercy, the Stamp of Creation.

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia is a Muslim scholar, mentor and the Founder of Darul Qasim, a college of traditional Islamic higher learning headquartered in the Glendale Heights suburb of Chicago. Shaykh Amin is an active advocate of the classical Sunni tradition of Islamic scholarship, a passionate promoter of traditional Islamic sciences and methodologies of teaching and learning.

At Darul Qasim, Shaykh Amin presently serves as Director with a trained faculty studying under him and serving alongside him. Along with his teaching duties at Darul Qasim, Shaykh Amin serves in an advisory capacity to academic think tanks and universities such as the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. His advice and instruction have been sought in disciplines ranging from Islamic legal theory to Islamic financial theory, and most notably Islamic bioethics.

Shaykh Amin is regarded internationally as an expert theologian and an authority in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theosophy. He has also advised many Muslim schools in the United States on the formulation and execution of an Islamic curriculum.

Through all of this, Shaykh Amin is continually engaged with a diverse following of mentees. His deep knowledge in the Islamic tradition and his aggressive engagement of and preoccupation with contemporary issues facing everyday Muslims in the West has endeared him to young professionals all over. He is often found at the Darul Qasim Main Campus or at surrounding community centers, dispensing knowledge or offering counsel.

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640 West Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL 60613

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