A moderated discussion with Zulfikar Hirji, co-author of Islam: An Illustrated Journey, is followed by a book signing and a reception with light bites. Copies of the book are available for purchase.

Islam: An Illustrated Journey is an accessible account of Islamic history that gives the reader an introduction to a faith that is practiced today by over a billion people whose traditions and civilizations are rich and diverse. Traveling through more than 1,400 years of history, from Islam’s formative era to its place in the modern world, the book explores the many social and cultural landscapes of Arabia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, China, the Americas, and Europe, where Islam was adopted and took root. 

About the Speaker
Zulfikar Hirji is an anthropologist and social historian of Muslim societies and cultures. He is associate professor of anthropology at York University in Toronto. He was formerly a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and junior research fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Hirji received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and B.A. (joint honors) from McGill University.

This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Organized with support from His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States and the World Affairs Council.