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CIK Talk - Ummah or Nation? Identity Crisis in Contemporary Muslim Society
CIK Talks is a platform for noted Muslim intellectuals and thought leaders to address critical issues facing the Ummah and ideas shaping the modern world.


Ummah or Nation? Identity Crisis in Contemporary Muslim Society

Presented by Dr. Abdullah al-Ahsan
​Friday, August 20th, 2021 ​at 7 PM EST (12 Muharram)

Aug 20, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Abdullah al-Ahsan
Dr. Abdullah al-Ahsan is a professor of comparative civilization studies. He most recently taught at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Şehir University and the Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Dr. Ahsan holds a MA in Islamic Studies from McGill University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan.
Amir Abu-Ghuddah
Amir Abu-Ghuddah has a BA in Political Science and Certificate in Economics from the University of Regina and has a JD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He has also pursued traditional study in Turkey under scholars of hadith and fiqh. He has completed articles (legal training) at Blakes, Cassels, & Graydon and has clerked at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. He is beginning his career as a litigation lawyer in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. His interests include Usul Al-Fiqh, Islamic judicial systems, and political thought. Amir is also a research fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an integral member of the CIK Strategic Planning Committee.