Muslim Journeys/Library Colloquia Series Event
The Fate of Non-Muslims in the Afterlife: Contemporary Debates in Islamic Thought
April 10, 2014 7pm
MSU Main Library North Conference Room
Mohammad Khalil will lecture on the topic of non-Muslim salvation/damnation in Islamic thought, focusing on contemporary debates.
Free and open to the public; no registration necessary. Light refreshments will be served.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Reading & Discussion Series
A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association will enable the MSU Libraries to host a five-part reading and discussion series in 2014 called “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys”. We will be reading the five books in the "Pathways of Faith" theme of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, with discussions led by Associate Professor Mohammad Khalil, 2013 recipient of the Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.
All are invited to participate in the series. Participants are encouraged to prepare for and attend all 5 discussions.
The 5 book discussions will take place in the MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (4th floor West side), on Thursday evenings at 7pm, except the second session which will be on a Tuesday evening. There is ample free parking near the Main Library after 6pm, including in Stadium Lot 62E (employee lot) south of the Main Library and north of the stadium.
There is no charge for participation and light refreshments will be served.
Session 1 January 30, 2014 7pm Selections from The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (New edition), by F. E. Peters. Please read the Introduction; Chapter 1: p 1-11; Chapter 2; Chapter 6; and the Epilogue.
Session 2 February 11, 2014 7pm (Tuesday) Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction, by Jonathan A.C. Brown
Session 3 February 27, 2014 7pm The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life, by Ingrid Mattson (any edition fine)
Session 4 March 13, 2014 7pm The Art of Hajj, by Venetia Porter
Session 5 March 27, 2014 7pm Rumi: Poet and Mystic, translated from the Persian with introduction and notes by Reynold A. Nicholson (any edition fine)
How to get the books:
- The books are available to borrow locally and via MeLCat free interlibrary loan (links above are to MeLCat). If ordering via MeLCat, allow at least 1 week to receive the book, and an additional amount of time to read it.
- The books are "on reserve" at the MSU Main Library Copy Center (2nd floor West side), for reading in the library. If you do not have an MSU ID card with borrowing privileges, you will need to first apply for and receive a free Community Borrower Card with your valid Michigan driver's license or State of Michigan picture ID, at the Main Library Circulation Desk (1st floor).
- The books are available for purchase at EVERYbody Reads bookstore in Lansing and will be available at Schuler Books in Okemos (please call to verify the books are in before making the trip).
Thank you to our partners: the MSU Muslim Studies Program, the East Lansing Area Clergy Association, the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, and the Michigan Humanities Council.