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Islamic Perspective on Women's Leadership

Public Lecture on Dec. 4 Focuses on Female Role in Politics

Nov. 21, 2012

Mohammed Zakyi Ibrahim

Mohammed Zakyi Ibrahim

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The Islamic perspective of women leaders will be discussed during a free public lecture Dec. 4 at Cal State Fullerton.


Leading the discussion will be Mohammed Zakyi Ibrahim, Cal State Fullerton associate professor of comparative religion. Ibrahim, who has a doctorate in Islamic studies from McGill University, is an expert on Islamic thought and civilization, Qur’anic studies, women in Islam, African religions and world religions. Fluent in Arabic, Hausa and Dagbani, he joined the CSUF faculty in 2006. His talk will focus on the debate about leadership of women in politics, as well as other areas.


Tuesday, Dec. 4
Noon-1 p.m.


University Hall, Room 205
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


The lecture, sponsored by CSUF’s WoMen’s Center, is being presented to increase knowledge about women’s roles in Muslim societies today and in history. Ibrahim will discuss the expectations and limitations some Muslim scholars have placed on women over many generations.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details available online.

More Info:

Contact the WoMen’s Center at 657-278-3928.

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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