CC24 Dr. Aisha Khan – Islam in the Caribbean, or Caribbean Islam: Is there a difference? What history of Muslims in the region tells us.

19 Mar 2019 - 13:00

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El Instituto de Estudios del Caribe de la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invita a la comunidad universitaria y al público en general a la conferencia: “Islam in the Caribbean, or Caribbean Islam: Is there a difference? What history of Muslims in the region tells us.”, de la Dra. Aisha Khan, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University. El Dr. Juan F. Caraballo-Resto, Departamento de Sociología y Antropología, UPR-Cayey, presentará al conferenciante y comentará la ponencia. La actividad tendrá lugar el martes, 19 de marzo de 2019, de 1:00 p.m. a 3:30 p.m., en el Anfiteatro Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108), Edificio Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA), Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UPR-RP.

Esta presentación será transmitida en línea EN VIVO a través del portal de la UPR-Río Piedras en http://uprrp.edu

Se agradecerá el envío de comentarios y sugerencias sobre la transmisión a: iec.ics@upr.eduu

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture:“Islam in the Caribbean, or Caribbean Islam: Is there a difference? What history of Muslims in the region tells us.”, by Dr. Aisha Khan, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University.Dr. Juan F. Caraballo-Resto, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, UPR-Cayey, will introduce the lecturer and comment the lecture.The activity will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Amphitheater Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108), Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, College of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: iec.ics@upr.edu

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Although no Caribbean country has a Muslim majority population, Islam has been an important presence in the region for at least five centuries. Islam’s Caribbean journeys began with Muslim explorers, captives, and emigrants who hailed from diverse societies and cultures around the globe and who had been devotees of varying schools of Islamic thought for generations. Today, Islam’s Caribbean journeys continue, as regional inhabitants convert (or return) to Islam and as Muslim emigrants arrive from locations as diverse as in the past. This lecture will discuss examples of Caribbean Muslims living in different centuries and localities as it explores the ways that Islam can be understood as a local, not foreign tradition in this region.