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May

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library 220

This lecture will discuss the role and implications of religious principles, specifically mysticism, for understanding and theorizing international relations and global politics, as well as the search for resolving global conflicts

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Venue:PC 431

This lecture will look at the current (dis)balance of Christianity and Islam in Russia, its historical origins and its current effects, in the context of Putin’s patriotism. Finally, particular attention will be paid to the institutional relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and Islamic organizations.

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Venue:Green Library 220

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Simona Merati about her book, "Muslims in Putin's Russia: Discourse on Identity, Politics, and Security". The book explores Russian contemporary discourse on Islam and its influence on Russian state policies.

June

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Venue:GC 243

According to Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran from God to the Prophet Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel. This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal. It will begin with a short lecture on the history of Ramadan and fasting within Islam, and will go on to discuss the many variations of fasting within different religious communities. RSVP at FIUIftar2018.eventbrite.com

October

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will explore the various dynamic components of cultural fusion which took place during the pre-Mughal, Mughal and post-Mughal era in the Daulatabad and Aurangabad.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ

Longtime friends Rabbi Steven Engel, Senior Imam Muhammad Musri, and the Rev. Bryan Fulwider, take a religiously inclusive approach to improving our world. In their weekly program on Orlando public radio, the so-called Three Wise Guys tackle pressing social issues while calling upon each of us to use the values and tools of faith to overcome fear and intolerance. Only through such efforts can the human race flourish.

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Venue:RB 120

In this lecture, we'll be discussing the Rohingya and their current political situation.

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Venue:GC 355

The Jaffer Center will be co-sponsoring an event led by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at FIU. The annual Hijab-A-Thon event gives all women who are interested an opportunity to wear a hijab for the day. The event will conclude with a Banquet style dinner in the evening where participants can reflect on their experiences of wearing a hijab.

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Venue:Graham Center 280

Donna Nevel, a Jewish American partner in the movement to challenge anti-Muslim racism, will discuss the multiple manifestations of Islamophobia in the US, as well as U.S. domestic and foreign policy and the relationship between Islamophobia and Israeli politics.

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Venue:FIU MMC- Graham Center 243

Join us for a discussion about the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI and its consequences for the Middle East. RSVP required. Please RSVP at fiujuancole.eventbrite.com

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Venue:Islamic Center of Greater Miami, 4305 NW 183 St. Miami Gardens

Middle East expert Juan Cole will discuss his new book "Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires" where he takes us back to the origin story of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. In his book, Dr. Cole highlights the story of how peace is the rule and not the exception for one of the world's most practiced religions.

November

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will discuss the message of social justice and ethics expounded by Imam Hussain while living in a society distracted by social media and driven by materialist consumerism.

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Venue:6669 SW 59th Place, South Miami

While Sharia has become a familiar term in the media and on political campaigns, it is still widely misunderstood. Join us for an important conversation on Sharia by Professor of Islamic Studies, Dr. Liyakat Takim.

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Venue:10554 NW 132nd Street, Hialeah

Join us for a compelling conversation with Dr. Liyakat Takim as he presents a portrait of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will explore the legacy of Khomeini's declarations on "commanding right and forbidding wrong" in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Venue:SIPA Building 1st Floor

Join us for a special presentation and reception marking the closing of the exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan”.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave.,Miami Beach

Join us for a compelling presentation that goes beyond the headlines to explore issues related to tolerance and coexistence on the part of Muslims towards Jews and Judaism, and Jews towards Muslims and Islam.