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"The Advent of Qur'anic Revelations in Mecca" this Sunday

Continuing with our IISF INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM class at the Inner Garden this Sunday, we will be discussing the advent of Qur'anic revelations, the early themes of the Qur'an, the challenges and opposition faced by the early believers in Mecca, the lesser migration to the Christian kingdom in Ethiopia circa 615, and the greater migration to Yathrib / al-Madina in 622.

Class time is 4-6 p.m.  DROP-INS WELCOME! Go to the IISF WEBSITE for more information.

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