The holy month of Muharram is the first month of the Hijri calendar and one of four sacred months alluded to in the Holy Quran. The month brings many important opportunities for reflection and deepening of one's spiritual connection to the lives and lessons of the Prophet (SAWS) and Imams (A.S).
As we mark the beginning of the month of Muharram, we invite you to join us on Saturday for a special lecture from Shereen Yousef.
Shereen Yousuf is a fourth-year PhD student in the Rhetoric, Politics and Culture program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in how ‘Muslimness’ is conceived within U.S. Muslim communities, and how this influences intra-Muslim relations along raced, classed, gendered, and sectarian lines. In particular, she is interested in how these relationships shape a wide range of community engagement practices, including respectability politics and healing justice work. Prior to moving to Madison, Shereen was an adjunct instructor for three years teaching courses in intercultural communication and public speaking. She has also been involved in youth work for the Twelver Shia community in the Chicago-land area for years.
A children's program for youth ages 10 years and younger will be provided.