Scholar visits Loyola to lecture on Muslim ethics

Ebrahim Moosa

Ebrahim Moosa

By Kenny Allen

Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion at Duke University, will be giving a lecture on Muslim ethics at Loyola University’s Quinlan Life Sciences building at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Moosa is the author of the award-winning book Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination.

The lecture, titled “Muslim Ethics in the Public Sphere,” is part of the Islamic World Studies Lecture Series organized by Marcia Hermansen, Professor of Theology and director of the Islamic Studies program at Loyola.

“The speaker will take about three contemporary cases from different parts of the Muslim world including South Asia and South Africa–cases that  push the limits of ethical reasoning–that created public interest in how (and whether) traditional Islamic systems of adjudication (shari’a rulings) can adequately and justly address issues of political and moral concern in the public sphere–for example women’s rights,”  Hermansen said .

The lecture is free and open to the public, for more information, check out Professor Hermansen’s e-flier.

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