With the Blessed month of Rabi-Ul-Awwal upon us, Nida-Ul-Islam will be hosting a very beneficial and unique program on the Seerah of our Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم.
‘A Sacred Journey’ is a digital slideshow of rare photographs that were taken during Imam Omer Bajwa’s 3-week journey through Saudi Arabia with the famous American-Muslim scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. It pays special attention to Mecca and Medina in light of the Prophetic Seerah/biography. Imam Omer Bajwa will provide an informative and inspiring commentary about his trip, where he was granted exclusive access to numerous historical sites that are not normally publicly accessible.”
This event had a phenomenal reaction by the community the first time it was held at Nida-Ul-Islam back in 2009. You’re not going to want to miss this! Spread the word Insha-Allah.
Imam Omer Bajwa is the “Coordinator of Muslim Life” in the Chaplain’s Office at Yale University. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary, and has been engaged in religious services, social activism, and educational outreach for the past ten years. He received his MA in near Eastern Studies from Cornell University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he also served as the Outreach Coordinator. He also earned an MS in Communication from Cornell, and a BA in English Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University.
His interests include Islam in the United States, interfaith activities, Islam and the global media, and transnational religious and intellectual networks. He regularly lectures about these topics and others at campuses, congregations, and communities across the country.