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Muslim Origins in the Caribbean Lectures to be Held at UVI

The University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) in collaboration with St. Thomas’ Masjid Nur Muslim community presents Muslim Origins in the Caribbean, a lecture by the internationally renowned Dr. Sheikh, Abdullah Hakim Quick.

His book, “Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean before Columbus to the Present” is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Caribbean and the world. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean. His dynamic storytelling style, contain gems of wisdom that will enlighten, inspire and have his audience sit up and listen.

Dr. Quick is a traveling lecturer, historian, and author who has visited 61 countries and served as Imam (Spiritual Leader) in Cape Town, South Africa; Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, California. He is a visionary scholar and a champion of busting myths and misinformation with meticulous research methodology. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean.

All are welcomed. The public has three chances to attend:

  • 1 p.m. to 1:40p.m., on Aug 18, at the Nur Islamic Center
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Aug.18, at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, first-floor conference room, on the St. Thomas Campus and via video conferencing in the Great Hall on the St. Croix Campus.
  • 3 p.m. on Aug 19, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the New Masjid Property located behind the Lockhart elementary school.

For more information contact: the office of the president at (340) 693-1003 or at http://csap.uvi.edu