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'The Theology of the Other in Islam: An American Muslim Perspective' Lecture by Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman

Dr. Abdul-Rahman has educated Muslims and non-Muslims alike for over a generation.

'The Theology of the Other in Islam: An American Muslim Perspective' Lecture by Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman
Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman is the author of "The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance"

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The MET Kadri Family Library is glad to announce its second of five lectures entitled "Open Conversations: Reflections on Islam in America". The overarching theme will be to get beyond "the other" in our society, those we do not know personally but use stereotypes for. The goal of our lecture series is to expand the intellectual dialogue among all citizens of the Portland region to discuss many topics of intellectual and cultural life that are important regardless of religious affiliation and belief.

An important component of the formal presentations will feature each keynote speaker paired with local humanities proponents versed in the relevant subject matter of the speaker. Please join us on Friday, June 10th 2011 for our second lecture entitled "The Theology of the Other in Islam: An American Muslim Perspective" by Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman, Shari'aa Supervisor and Founder of Lariba System.

Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman

Author of "The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance" and author of many papers on Islamic Financing & Islamic Financial Instruments, Dr. Abdul-Rahman has more than 37 years of experience in International Banking and Project Financing.

This includes having been a member of the Founding Board of Directors of a U.S. bank in Houston, Texas and Chairman of the Resources International Corporation, also in Houston. In 1987, Dr. Abdul-Rahman founded the American Finance House- LARIBA in Pasadena, California. Specializing in interest-free lending, the American Finance House is among the most respected names in finance in the world and is frequently profiled in the domestic and international media.

Dr. Abdul-Rahman's presence in the Islamic community has been every bit as significant. A former President of the Islamic Association of North Texas and Finance Chairman of the Islamic Center of Southern California, most recently he served as the Elected Chairperson of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California- representing almost sixty Islamic Centers and over 500,000 Muslims. The founder of numerous Muslim community centers and schools throughout the United States and Canada, he also lectures and delivers khutbas (sermons) across the nation.

For over a generation, Dr. Abdul-Rahman has educated Muslims and non-Muslims alike on how the integration of the divine teaching of Islam into our lives provides the greatest of benefits and blessings.

Date: Friday, June 10th 2011

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Portland State University Cramer Hall, Room 171: 1721 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

FREE and open to the public

Refreshments will be served




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Mark June 2, 2011 10:57 am (Pacific time)

This story is very verbose, but has nothing to say. I see a name, but nothing about the person to whom the name refers. But the part that is just a bit scary is the title, "Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman, Shari'aa Supervisor and Founder of Lariba System. " I am leary of Shari'aa, which is not, to my own knowledge, in the best interest of anyone, Moslem or otherwise.

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