An American Islam: Leading Voices in Conversation

Panels and moderated discussions with leading scholars in Islamic Studies

Saturday, March 03, 2018
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dodd Hall 147


Panel discussions will explore the broad topic of Islam in America. Panelists will focus on the role its plays in the lives of Muslim Americans and the manner in which it is practiced, through discussions about American Mosques and the concept of an American Mahddab. The "American Mosques" panel will examine the history of American mosques as communal and contested spaces with particular attention to diversity (racial, socio-economic, sectarian) and gender roles. The second panel, "An American Madhhab?"focuses on the practice and interpretation of Islamic law in Western secular democracies. 

Edward Curtis IV is Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University Maryam. 

Maryam Eskandari is the Founder and Principle Designer-MIIM Designs

Khaled Abou el Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law at UCLA

Sherman Jackson is the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC  


Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, UCLA Islamic Studies-MRI Fund