Scholar to lecture on classical Islamic law

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“Pluralism and Tolerance in Classical Islamic Law: Negotiating the Tradition Post 9/11” is the title of a lecture to be delivered Oct. 30 (Wednesday) at the University of Notre Dame by Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, chairman and scholar-in-residence of the Nawawi Foundation in Chicago. His talk will be held in Room 120 of the Notre Dame Law School at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.p. An American Muslim, Abd-Allah is a nationally recognized scholar in Islamic studies. He has written and published books in Arabic and English, is fluent in Arabic, and acquainted with several ancient and modern tongues. After receiving his doctorate in 1978 from the University of Chicago, Adb-Allah taught at the Universities of Windsor, Temple and Michigan. He currently works and conducts research in Islamic studies and related fields with the newly formed Nawawi Foundation.p.

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