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'Women in Islam' discussion set in Geneva

Professor of Islamic studies to speak

GENEVA – A professor of Islamic studies will speak on the topic “Women in Islam” at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the First Congregational Church of Geneva, 327 Hamilton St., officials announced in a news release.

Professor Inamul Haq, who specializes in Islamic theology, Qur'anic studies, history of Islam, and Muslims in America, will be the guest speaker.

Attendance is free but reservations are recommended by calling the church at 630-232-7143.

At Elmhurst College, Haq gives leadership to the development of its Islamic studies curriculum and teaches introductory courses on Islam and international courses on religion in Turkey, Israel, Palestine and Jordan, according to the release.

He is a founding member of the International Strategy and Policy Institute, a frequent public speaker and an honorary Imam at area mosques.

He is a board member of a number of organizations, including the Fiqh Committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago, and the Interfaith Committee of the Bernardin Center, the release stated.

Haq has received professional and graduate degrees from Islamic seminaries in Pakistan and from major universities in the U.S. He has been a principal at Islamic high schools and taught in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Past discussions have included a comparison of Jesus through Islamic and Christian teachings and Islam in America.

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