What Is Islam?


Friday, April 29, 2016, 1:00pm to 6:30pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

A symposium in memory of the life and work of Shahab Ahmed, featuring presentations by Michael Cook, Noah Feldman, Cemal Kafadar, Gülru Necipoğlu, Parimal Patil, and Nicholas Watson. Sponsored by the Harvard Committee on Medieval Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on the Study of Religion, with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, the South Asia Initiative, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Islamic Legal Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public.