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NEW SERIES: Great Books and Thinkers of Islamic Civilization

Great Books & Thinkers of Islamic Civilization

With Dr. Timothy Gianotti

This new series, open to everyone, calls attention to the rich diversity of the Islamic tradition by showcasing great books, thinkers, and ideas from all over the world and all fields of endeavor, from all periods of Islamic history and all realms and persuasions of thought.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Lower social room, Noor Cultural Centre
$5 per session

SESSION 1 Wednesday January 13, 2010

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali & the masterwork, Reviving Religious Knowledge

SESSION 2 Friday February 12, 2010
Abu Nasr al-Farabi & the Principles of the Opinions of the People of the Virtuous City