One-Day Conference on Shariah

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you

Please join our brothers and sisters at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) for this important event.

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(lunch and snacks will be served)
Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sounds (MAPS)
17550 NE 67th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
Cost: $20.00 (register here)
Information: Event website
Questions: 425-861-9555
manager@mapsredmond.org

Have you ever been asked any of following questions:


  • Can a woman lead a Muslim organization under Shariah?
  • What are the rights of a homosexual person under Shariah?
  • Does Shariah allow holding of slaves?
  • What about Shariah rulings concerning severe punishments such as amputation of hands, public lashing and stoning to death?
  • How do we form a position on the use of transgender bathrooms or gun violence under Shariah?
  • What does Shariah even mean for the American Muslim?

Muslims are often ill-equipped to answer such questions. We often resort to narrow interpretations of texts or take an apologetic or denial stance when faced with such questions. Yet, these are the exact questions that everybody, from our children to our non-Muslim friends, want us to answer. Meanwhile, others are answering these questions on behalf of Muslims and the word “Shariah” has become a controversial term in the public opinion.

MAPS is holding a one-day conference led by two eminent guests, Professor Jasser Auda and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, on November 19th to further an understanding of Maqasid al Shariah (the Intents of Islamic Law) as both a set of Intents as well as a Strategic Methodology for living as Muslims in a complex and dynamic society. The conference will educate the attendees on the theological foundation to address such questions in a manner consistent with the teachings of Islam.

This event is the second such conference brought by these scholars in the USA. The first successful event was held in Washington DC and sponsored by Adams Center under the leadership of Imam Magid. This is a limited-seat event targeted at community leaders and volunteers who engage in public discourse. Please register below if you would like to attend.

[More information here . . . ]

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