Imam Husain (AS) Day 2013

We welcome guests from all backgrounds and faith to attend and use this opportunity to learn more about Imam Husain (AS) and his message of peace and justice.

At MFI

Masjid-e-Ali Banquet Hall
47 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Reception: 1:00pm
Program: 2:00pm-4:30pm
Followed by Maghrib Namaz

Speakers Include:

Maulana Rizwan Rizvi
Religious Leader, Muslim Foundation, Inc.

S. Akbar Hyder, PhD.
Assoc. Director & Assoc. Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Karen Ruffle, PhD.
Asst. Professor of Religion, University of Toronto, and History of Religion and Women's and Gender Studies

Maulana Mukhtar Faizi
Director, Founder and Spiritual Leader, Baitul Ilm Academy, Chicago IL

Please join us with your family and friends!
Sponsored by: Pyame Aman, Inc. (Message of Peace, Inc.)

ImamHusainDay@gmail.com

Please contact one of our event page hosts with any questions.

About our Speakers:

Maulana Rizwan Rizvi
Character Development in Light of Karbala
- Religious Leader, Muslim Foundation, Inc.
- Studied in New Jersey, Chicago, Syria & Qum

S. Akbar Hyder, PhD.
Seeking Sustenance from Karbala: Aesthetics and Creativity in South Asian Contexts
- Assoc. Director & Assoc. Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
- Research interests lie in South Asian aesthetics particularly those related to Urdu literature and mystical Muslim traditions
- Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations - Harvard University
- B.A. in Political Science - Texas A&M University
- Author of Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Karen Ruffle, PhD.
The Role of Ladies in Karbala from Lady Fatima Az-Zahra to Lady Zaynab
- Asst. Professor of Religion, University of Toronto, and History of Religion and Women's and Gender Studies
- Specializes in South Asian Shi'ism
- M.A. and PhD in Religious Studies with a specialization in Islamic studies from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- B.A., Religion from Middlebury College
- Author of Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi'ism

Maulana Mukhtar Faizi
The Sacrifice of Imam Husain for the Humanity at Large
- Director, Founder and Spiritual Leader, Baitul Ilm Academy, Chicago IL
- Completed his education in Punjab and Qum
- Representative of Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi
- Past Principle of & Past Professor at Al Medina Religious Seminary

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