Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
Umar Faruq Abd-Allah is an independent researcher, writer, and teacher who specializes in Islamic theology.
Muslims are taught through a prophetic tradition that every child is born with a natural disposition, or fitra. The great minds of all religious traditions grounded their outlook about human beings in this universal reality. Today, however, this profound first principle has been lost, and our distinctiveness as human beings is challenged by contemporary fields, from biology to psychology to social sciences and beyond. How, then, can we rediscover the truth of our shared natural disposition? And, if we do, might we re-learn what it means to be human?
Join us for an address on the human fitra by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, the American Muslim theologian and scholar, followed by an on-stage conversation with Hamza Yusuf, president of Zaytuna College and editor-in-chief of Renovatio.
Reception begins 6:00 pm PST | Thursday, April 5, 2018
Program and livestream begin 7:00 pm PST
Venue: Zaytuna College, Berkeley, California
This is a free event hosted by Renovatio: The Journal of Zaytuna College.