The American Islamic Congress (AIC) and its Project Nur (PN) are pleased to announce the upcoming fourth event in our groundbreaking series Science and Islam, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, and co-sponosred by the UC Berkeley Center for Middle East Studies

Tomorrow’s World: Religion or Science?

Wednesday, October 30th
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

University of California, Berkeley
Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor Wheeler Hall
Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94720

Snacks and refreshments will be served 

Discussion topics will include: Will religion be obsolete in the future? Is science alone enough for humanity? Can we believe in science and Islam or do they conflict?

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Khaleel Mohammed is Professor of Religion at San Diego State Unviersity. He grew up in Guyana, South America, and studied law at universities in Mexico, Canada, US, and Saudi Arabia.  He holds a Ph.D from McGill University in Islamic law and is the first Muslim to do a post doctorate degree on the Image of the Jew in Islamic hadith literature, which he completed at Brandeis University. Dr. Mohammed is a board member of the American Islamic Congress (AIC). He has conducted global interfaith dialogues and has traveled with AIC Executive Director Zainab Al-Suwaij to Holland and Israel as part of global outreach. He is an author of David in Muslim Exegesis and several journal articles.


Dr. Jalees Rehman is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). As a cell biologist and cardiologist, he directs a research laboratory that investigates growth of blood vessels and the biology of stem and progenitor cells. Dr. Rehman is a German Muslim with an interest in philosophy of science and religion. His blog on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine is part of the Scilogs scientific blog network and is called The Next Regeneration.


Dr. Zakyi Ibrahim is Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at California State University, Fullerton. He teaches on all aspects of Islam (including Qur’anic studies, History and Development of Islamic Thought, Classical and Contemporary Islam), Methods of Studying Religion, World Religions, and African and African-American Religions and Spirituality. He is also the editor of the internationally recognized journal The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS).


Dr. Shabina Hussain is a public health consultant with extensive clinical experience as a physician in the developing world,  and expertise in managing programs that improve maternal and child health, nutrition, family planning and reproductive health. Originally from Kashmir, India, her prior experience includes serving as program manager of a teen pregnancy prevention program for the Washington State Health Department and as Associate Medical Director for Venture Strategies Health and Development (VSHD).

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