For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and complete way of life. Join SSU Professor, Mohamed H. Mukhtar, PhD. as he discusses the people, places, history, faith and cultures of the Muslim community.
This lecture will feature Savannah State University Professor of history and Arabic, Mohamed Mukhtar, PhD.:
A two-time Fulbright Scholar. President and founder of Center for Peace-Building Initiative Inc. (CPBI). Board member, Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA); member, Global Advisory Board for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. He has written widely on the history of Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and the Muslim experience in the U.S.A. His major publications include: Historical Dictionary of Somalia (2003) and coauthored with Omar M. Ahmed, English-Maay Dictionary (2007). His articles and chapters appeared in such journals as History in Africa, Journal of method; Ufahamu, Journal of the African Activist Association; African Renaissance; and Review of African Political Economy. He was a contributing editor to Islamiyyat, Journal of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and the editor of Demenedung, Newsletter of the Inter-Riverine Studies Association. Dr. Mukhtar is fluent in English, Arabic, Somali (both Af-May and Af-Maha), Italian, French and Bahasa Malaysia.
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.