Monday, September 25, 2006

Walid speaks at Rosh Hashanah program in Ann Arbor

Yesterday, CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid had the opportunity to attend a program at the Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Michigan marking the second day of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

The two hour program, which began with a Jewish religious song sang in Hebrew, focused around Prophet Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son by the command of G'd. Walid discussed the Muslim perspective on this event, citing verses from The Qur'an and varying narrations from books such as The History of At-Tabari by Imam At-Tabari, The History of the Prophets by Ath-Thalabi and Al-Mustradrik As-Sahihayn by Al-Hakim.

Walid also fielded questions relating to this topic as well as answering questions relating to the differences of textual authority in varying Islamic schools of thought.

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