An Introduction to Islam and Muslim Americans

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Date(s) - September 1, 2022
All Day


Course Description: An Introduction to Islam and Muslim Americans

This course is an introductory survey on Islam and Muslim Americans. The course will provide an overview of the beliefs, practices, and values of Muslims, including commonalities and differences with adherents of other major world religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The course will also explore the history and contributions of Muslims in the United States and the world before turning to common stereotypes about Islam and Muslims. The five sessions with cover Muslim Americans and their faith, the history of Muslims in the US, Muslim contributions to world civilization, Muslim women beyond the stereotypes, and Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism and its impact. The learning objectives of the course include understanding and analyzing the beliefs, practices, history, and contributions of Muslims, examining the diversity of Muslims and their faith in relation to people of other faiths, and increasing awareness of the current environment for Muslim Americans. There will be time for questions and answers during each session.


Maha Elgenaidi (bio)
Dr. Zachary Markwith (bio)

If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Education Director Zachary Markwith at [email protected].