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Fri, Oct. 18

Islamic Law: What is it?

  • When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Prescott Public Library
  • Cost: Not available
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

As of 2014, Islamic Law has been banned in Arizona, but what is Islamic Law? Professor Edith Szanto will provide an overview of the history of the five schools of Islamic Law and will explain their geographic and methodological differences. We will cover dietary restrictions, as well as family law, including marriage, divorce, custody, and inheritance. This lecture seeks to inform those interested among the general public, to raise awareness, and to answer any questions you might have. Dr. Edith Szanto is a widely published scholar, who obtained her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto, her MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BA from Arizona State University. She has lived in the Middle East for more than a decade: she first lived in Egypt for one year, then she conducted research in Syria for altogether three years and she has been with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani for seven years. In Iraq, Dr. Szanto has been teaching classes on Middle Eastern history, world history, world religions, and Islam.

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