What Do Muslims Believe?

May 12, 2015
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Imam Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain, Princeton University; Suzy S. IsmailVisiting Professor of Communication, DeVry University, Curriculum Developer and Lead Instructor, Center for Muslim LifeRobert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University

Suzy Ismail is Visiting Professor of Communication at DeVry University, and the Curriculum Developer and Lead Instructor at the Center for Muslim Life, a nonprofit platform that focuses on providing solutions to community and social issues.  She specializes in presenting a range of communication lectures and diversity workshops at major corporations, conferences, schools, and universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Bryn Mawr, Stony Brook, John Hopkins, Drexel and many more. She provides marriage and family seminars and counseling across the US and also teaches at a local high school. Suzy has appeared on numerous media outlets such as Fox News, BBC, PTV, along with many local networks. Her writing has been featured in a wide variety of magazines and journals. She is author of several books, including Modern Muslim Marriage; 9 to 5; When Muslim Marriage Fails; and The BFF Sisters. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of one of the top accredited Islamic schools in New Jersey and is a director on several other non-profit boards, commissions, and organizations.

Imam Sohaib N. Sultan is the first full-time Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain at Princeton University. Sultan is a graduate of the Hartford Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, and a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. His research and academic interests are in Islamic spirituality and psychology, as well as the development of practical skills in religious leadership. Sultan's master's thesis was on Preaching with Purpose: Writing and Delivering Great Sermons. He is a well-known author and writer.  His first book, The Koran for Dummies, part of the well-known for Dummies series was published by Wiley Publishing Inc. in 2004.  He published his second book with Skylight Paths Publishing, The Qur’an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selection Annotated and Explained, in 2007. He is also the author of several published articles and continues to write for various publications. Sultan is also a public lecturer on Islam, Muslim Cultures, and Muslim-Western Relations.  He has traveled all around the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe to promote mutual respect and understanding.

Robert P. George holds Princeton's McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is vice chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology, of which he continues to be a corresponding member. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author of In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis, Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics, What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the Review of Politics. Professor George is a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award of the National Association of Scholars, the Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement, and the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Teaching Award from Princeton's Department of Politics. He has given honorific lectures at Harvard, Yale, University of St. Andrews, and Cornell University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds honorary doctorates of law, ethics, science, letters, divinity, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he also received a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.

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What Do Muslims Believe?

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Lewis Library 120

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  • Sohaib Sultan and Suzy S. Ismail
  • Sohaib Sultan and Suzy S. Ismail
  • Sohaib Sultan and Suzy S. Ismail