This week’s topic of discussion is “An Insider’s View of Islam.”
We live, as the saying goes, in interesting times. Religion, once considered a spent force in society, continues to figure in world events as a source of conflict and compassion, of violence and peace, of wounding and healing.
Therefore, it is imperative for people of faith to know whereof they speak when asked to give an account of what they believe in relation to the other beliefs and believers around them. There was a time when people needed to travel a great distance to encounter another faith tradition. Now, religious differences begin the moment we leave our front door.
In this course, we provide an overview of the world’s major religions. The perspective we take is look for the overlaps that exist between the major religions of the world as well as their different claims about God and humanity.
“Shaykh Mohamed Almasmari, of Yemeni descent, was born and raised in Michigan. Currently, he resides in Michigan and serves as the Imam of the Muslim Unity Center in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He also serves as a member on the Fiqh Council of Michigan, Michigan Muslim Community Council and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan. He is married and has three children and loves working with the youth and counseling Muslim families on social issues.” From the Muslim Unity Center website.