“Like the Teeth of a Comb”: Standing for Justice, Equality, and Dignity. This week our worship will focus on the role and responsibility of faith communities in leading the way in standing up for the oppressed and the marginalized and walking in the footsteps of the prophets.
Our speaker is Zaynab Ansari. She spent a decade studying Farsi, Arabic, and traditional Islam in the Middle East, graduating from a seminary in Damascus, and spending time in the land of her ancestors. She also took degrees in history and Middle Eastern Studies at Georgia State University, where she collected oral histories from Atlanta’s historic African-American Muslim community for her research. She serves as an instructor, board member, and scholar-in-residence at Tayseer Seminary, where she teaches classes on Islamic law, Qur’anic studies, Prophetic biography, American Muslim history, and women in Islam. She is a contributor to various Islamic educational portals, including Seekers Guidance and Rabata, the latter a pioneering online resource for women’s theological training.
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