5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Islam 101 is a class designed to teach you the core tenants of the Muslim faith. Come learn from one of the top Imams in the country on what being a Muslim is all about. This is a unique opportunity for us as Christians, since we usually learn from other Christians about what Muslims believe. In this class, you will get to hear from an expert on what they believe, how they see the world, and how they view Christians. As Christians, we believe Jesus is God and is the only way to get to Heaven and we do not compromise that; however, if we want to love our Muslim friends and neighbors, we should humble ourselves and listen to what they think and believe. This will help us love them even better with the love of Christ.
Imam Magid is the Executive Imam of All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, Virginia. He is the Chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps (IIPC) and the former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He also occupies the Chair of the Fairfax County Faith Communities in Action (FCIA). He is also the Chairman of Muflehun, a think tank which focuses on confronting violent extremist through research-driven preventative programs within a religious paradigm. Imam Magid has a long history of commitment to public service through organizations such as The Peaceful Families Project.
Imam Magid has coauthored three books: Before You Tie the Knot: A Guide for Couples, Reflections on the Qur’an, and Change from Within. He has helped in organizing training and workshops for Imams and religious leaders, domestically and internationally, on the issue of violence against women. Imam Magid is also leading an initiative to protect religious minorities in Muslim majority countries through seminars and Imam training workshops. He has written for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, and has been profiled in Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient for the Washingtonian of the Year 2009 and the Human Rights Award 2005 from Fairfax County.