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Touring the Gardens of the Righteous | Shaykh Jihad Brown
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
After the Qur’an, the book Riyad al-Salihin by Imam al-Nawawi contains the most seminal & inspiring teachings of Islām. It was compiled in the thirteenth century by Imam al-Nawawi, a truly righteous scholar of law and Hadith. He set out to include in this short text the most pivotal teachings of the Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) for the life of every Muslim.
Join Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown’s hourlylong halaqa each Wednesday from Maghrib to Isha (see mcceastbay.org for prayer times) as he explores the windows into the essence of Islam and we reflect together on both their meaning and their applications in our lives.
Those attending the sessions regularly would benefit by purchasing Riyad al-Salihin (English Commentary) – 3 Volume Set, which is available on Amazon and at Mecca Books.
About the Speaker:
Trained in philosophy of religion, Muslim jurisprudence, and dialectic theology, Jihad Hashim Brown has served as an academic research consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. After receiving degrees in Psychology and Near East Studies from Rutgers University, New Jersey, he went on to pursue Islamic Studies with prominent religious authorities in Syria and Morocco. He has worked extensively with Muslim communities in the United States and Europe and has appeared frequently on numerous satellite television outlets in the Middle East, as well as the BBC and CNN. Brown has been a regular columnist for the UAE’s The National newspaper on socio-cultural matters. He was the khatīb of the Maryam Bint Sultan Mosque in the al-Bateen quarter of Abu Dhabi for five years. He is the author of Metaphysical Dimensions of Muslim Environmental Consciousness (2012) and The Problem of Reductionism in Philosophy of Mind and its Implications for Theism and the Principle of Soul (2013). Jihad Brown relocated to Princeton, NJ in 2012. He is currently working as a freelance research writer and academic consultant. As of September 2016 he is residing with his family at Bolingbrook in Chicago—USA.
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