Time/Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Location: Multipurpose Room of MIT's Sidney Pacific; 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge, MA
7:00-7:05 Preparation for Prayer
7:25-7:30 Quran Recitation
7:30-8:20 Lecture by Dr. Sadik Kassim
Title: "Leadership Modes of Imam Ali: Beyond Ghadeer Khum"
Imam Ali's leadership, as narrated through traditional Islamic History Books, is often reduced to
only the political and religious spheres. The Imam, however, demonstrated mastery and
leadership in multiple domains of human knowledge. This talk will examine the neglected
aspects of Imam Ali's leadership and their relevance to modern times.
8:20-8:30 Question and Answer
Please see the attached PDF file in preparation for the competition
9:10-9:25 Ziarat Imam Ali (PBUH) and Dua
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About the Speaker:
Sadik Kassim is a Scientist specializing in Gene Therapy and Cancer Immunology. Among Dr. Kassim's recent publications, is a study entitled The Role of Religion in the Generation of Suicide Bombers, which was published by Oxford University Press and definitively dispels the notion that Islamic theology fuels terrorism.