Did you know that some of the greatest Islamic scholars such as Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Imam Ibn al-Jawzi, Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imam al-Dhahabi, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali and many other great Imams and scholars had female teachers? Even though it is not widely known, thousands of female scholars have enriched the Islamic tradition through out history. Shaykha Fest is intended to honor the legacy of female Islamic scholarship and draw attention to contemporary female scholars. At Shaykha Fest we will embark on an exciting journey into the past and learn from contemporary female scholars, thinkers and activists from around the world in a nurturing, non-cultural and inclusive atmosphere. Shaykha Fest in essence is a celebration of life, love and sisterhood. Come and join with us so we can revive this tradition together.
2013 Shaykha Fest Confirmed Speakers:
Shaykha Dr. Malaka Zarrar, Professor of Islamic Law, Cairo University, Egypt.
Prof. Aminah McCloud, Director of the Islamic World Studies Program, DePaul University, IL.
Prof. Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. Shuruq Naguib, Lecturer in Religious Studies(Islam), University of Lancaster, UK.
Ustadha Sarah Joseph, CEO and Editor of Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel, London, UK.
Dr. Heba Musharraf, Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, NJ.
Dr. Halla Diyab, Director, Liberty Media Productions, UK.
Shaykha Reima Yosif, President of Al-Rawiya Foundation, NJ.
2013 Shaykha Fest will also feature an empowering artistic performance by Sr. Najla Muhammad and recitation by Sr. Salam Aref.
Event Venue: Crownplaza Hotel, South Brunswick/Monroe, New Jersey.
Event Date: Sunday June 16, 2013
Event Duration: 9am to 7:30pm
In Person Admission Fee After April 30, 2013: $50(breakfast and lunch included)
In Person Admission Fee(Students: 10 % discount with ID)
Live WebCast Fee After April 30, 2013: $35
Registration: Due to limited seating capacity pre-registration is required. Please click here to complete your registration.
If you need overnight accommodation at the hotel please visit the following link. Click here for Crownplaza Hotel where the event will be held. You must mention June 16th, Al-Rawiya Event to receive discount.
You may also want to consider staying at the Marriott Hotel located right across from the Crownplaza hotel. Click here to visit the Marriott reservation page.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us through email or 877-4-Rawiya.
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