For the approximately one-fifth of the world's population that shares the Islamic faith as a religion and way of life, AbdulMateen Firoz of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh will present a brief lecture titled "Islam in America Today" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4 in Eshleman Science Center, room 400 on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.
Firoz's talk will focus on the core beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. An open question-and-answer session will follow. Admission is free and open to the public.
Earlier this month, 13 students from Bryan Wagoner's Religion 241 class "Islam and Modernity" visited the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The class trip sparked an interest in bringing more information to the local community.
Firoz, a native of Afghanistan, has lived in the United States for 20 years. He works as a software engineer at a Pittsburgh information technology company and is pursuing a master's degree in counseling. He lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and two children. He is also the assistant imam and youth coordinator at the Monroeville mosque.
For decades, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh has been the largest Islamic institution in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. For additional information, call Wagoner at 304-637-1351.