Iceland: American imam holds lectures on Islam

The Theology Department of the University of Iceland, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Iceland, will be sponsoring an open lecture entitled "Spiritualism in Islam" by the Imam Dr. Mohamad Bashar Arafat at the university today.

The lecture will be held at 12 noon in room 229 of the main building at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.

The young people's organizations of the political parties in Iceland will be sponsoring another open lecture with Dr. Arafat entitled "Muslim Life in America" at Café Sólon in downtown Reykjavík tomorrow at 12 noon.

Dr. Arafat was born in Damascus, Syria. He graduated from the University of Damascus in 1987 with degrees in Islamic Studies and Arabic. The following year he graduated with a degree in Islamic Law. Later, he was awarded his PhD in Philosophy and Theology from Trinity College and University in the US.

Source: Iceland Review (English)

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