October 3, 2012 - November 21, 201211:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: UNF University Center
New! This course will cover the basic beliefs of Muslims while providing a context for the events that shaped the beliefs and practices of Muslims worldwide. Emphasis will be placed on understanding normative Islam through the hermeneutics and exegesis of Islam’s sacred texts, primarily the quran.
Course Fee: $45
Recommended Book: “The Qur’an – A Biography (Books That Changed The World)” by Bruce Lawrence (Atlantic Books, 2006).
Parvez Ahmed is an associate professor of finance at the Coggin College of Business at UNF. In 2009, he studied as a U.S. Fulbright scholar in bangladesh. His research work has appeared in several major finance journals and he recently published a book entitled, “Mutual Funds - Fifty Years of Research Findings.” In addition, Dr. Ahmed has written editorials about Islam and the American Muslim experience, which have been published in several leading newspapers across America and the world. Currently, he serves as a board member for OneJax, (formerly the National Conference on Community and Justice) and on the Human Rights Commission in Jacksonville.
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