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Sacred Door Lecture Series
Oct 12, 2023

Sacred Door Lecture Series

at Islamic Center At New York University

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Please join the Islamic Center at NYU on Thursday, October 12th, for the kickoff of this year's Sacred Door Lecture Series: "Truth, Justice, and the Spiritual Way: Exploring Muslim Super-heroism through Imam Ali (as)" with our guest speaker, Dr. Hussein Rashid.

In the age of fictional superheroes, this talk will look at an original Muslim superhero, Imam Ali (as). Through an exploration of his actions and discussion of his teachings, we will learn how belief and actions are complementary and necessary aspects of what it means to be Muslim. By realizing this connection to its fullest, Imam Ali defines a Muslim superhero.

A brief lecture and a Q&A segment will be followed by dinner, insha' Allah.

Dr. Hussein Rashid is the Assistant Dean of Religion and Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School, whose research interests focus on Muslims and US popular culture, as well as Shi’i justice theology. He also works as a consultant focusing on religious literacy. His last major project was with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art where he was the Project Director of the Arts of Devotion, related to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, in which he oversaw four exhibitions, curricula development, and community outreach.

Prior to that, he worked on the Children’s Museum of Manhattan exhibit, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, for exhibit design, community engagement, and curriculum development. He was an executive producer on the award-winning New York Times short animated documentary The Secret History of Muslims in the US. He is currently an executive producer for a multi-hour, multi-format documentary on Muslims in the US called American Muslim Stories. He was content consultant for the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Omar

Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rooms 405/406, NYC 10012

NOTE: All of our in-person halaqas, classes, and events are open to everyone. However, prior approval from the Building Access Form is required for all non-NYU community members.

Date & Time

Oct 12, 2023 from 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM America/New_York
Duration: 3 hours


Islamic Center At New York University
238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012, USADirection


Islamic Center At New York University

238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012, USA

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