Is Islamic Law barbaric?


Event Description

In the current age of increasing anti-Muslim sentiment, it has become routine to hear ignorant media pundits and bigoted political activists make baseless claims regarding the reality of Islam. A conscious effort is underway to paint Islam as inherently violent and its legal system as archaic and prehistoric. Far more alarming for Muslims, the greatest avenue for introduction to the faith, the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is caricatured as a warlord by using false historical narratives and taking other true reports out of historical context. These claims could not be further from the truth. The immense canon of Islamic History from the pluralistic socieites of mediveal Cordoba to the small British Muslim community of Abdullah Quilliam in the early 20th century testify to the fact that Islam is a powerful force for peaceful coexistence and social equality.

As Muslims, it is now incumbent upon us to remove the falsities from the truth and show that our faith is peaceful and fair, our legal system just and equitable and that our founder was "a mercy for the worlds".

Join us as we uncover the merciful reality of Islam and its just legal system with one of the premier scholars of Islam in the West.

Brief Speaker Biography

Dr Jonathan Brown is Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law, and the author of several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy.




Event Date 26-Jan-2020 17:00
Event End Date 26-Jan-2020 19:00
Registration Start Date 05-Jan-2020 16:00
Capacity 241
Registered 234
Available place 7
Cut off date 26-Jan-2020 16:30
Individual Price Free
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