As we mark the beginning of the month of Muharram, we invite you to a timely lecture delivered by Dawud Walid. Against the backdrop of present-day racism and xenophobia, Dawud will discuss how Imam Hussain's revolution — arising in an environment of tyranny, corruption, and socioeconomic inequality — informs our role in fighting against the injustices of our time.
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 (pbuh) and his family.
We hope to share this special program with you. Dinner will be served, and a children's program for youth ages 10 years and younger will be provided.
Dawud Walid is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and a Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary. Dawud has studied under qualified scholars the disciplines of Arabic grammar and morphology, foundations of Islamic jurisprudence and sciences of the exegesis of the Qur’an. He previously served as an imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad in Detroit and the Bosnian American Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan. He is the author of Towards Sacred Activism and co-author of several other works. Dawud has lectured about Islam and social justice at over 100 institutions of higher learning in North America and West Africa. Dawud was a 2011 - 2012 fellow of the University of Southern California (USC) American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute (AMCLI) and a 2014 - 2015 fellow of the Wayne State Law School Detroit Action Equity Lab (DEAL). He has also received awards of recognition from the city councils of Detroit and Hamtramck and from the Mayor of Lansing as well as a number of other religious and community organizations.