Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta


2nd Annual Symposium

Sunday December 13th  10am To 5pm

at Al-Farooq Masjid


*‘Human Rights in Islam’*

*Balancing Rights and Obligations In Light of Qur’an and Sunnah*


Participating Masajid: Al-Farooq Masjid, Masjid Al Hedaya, Atlanta Masjid,
Hamza Masjid, ICNF, Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz, Roswell Community Masjid


Speakers: Mufti Khalid, Mufti Sajid, Mufti Saiful Islam, Br. Hisham Hawasli,
Br. Plemon El-Amin, Rev. Ben Johnson, and Others



  *Mankind: Human Rights in the light of Islamic Teachings A Global
Perspective*

*Dr. Rashid Naim*
 *A discussion of the inalienable rights given by Allah to all people.  The
essence and potential impact of Islamic teachings on the welfare of human
beings all over the world will be presented.*  *Stages of Life: Rights &
Obligations: contemporary issues in the various stages of life*

*Mufti Khalid & Dr. Hisham Hawasli*
 *An in depth discussion of the application of Islamic teachings on issues
such as birth control, abortion, child care, issues of adolescence
parent-children relationships, and care of the elderly*  *Women in Islam:
Status, Rights, Obligations Misrepresentations*

*Mufti Saiful Islam & Mufti Sajid*
 *A detailed discussion of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah regarding
the Muslim women, their present day status, rights and
responsibilities.*  *Being
Muslim in America: Civil Liberties and Good Citizenship: The Right Balance*

*ACLU & Dr. Khalid Siddiq*
 *A detailed discussion of Muslims living in America,  their rights and
obligations as citizens.  Islamphobia and its impact on the Muslims of
America*  *Muslim-Non Muslim Relations: Lessons to be Learned*

*Br. Plemon El-Amin & Rev. Ben Johnson*
 *A look at this important subject based on the Qur’an and Sunnah.  The
discussion will cover the Muslim as well as non-Muslim perspectives.  An
analysis of the challenges and potential for interactive partnerships will
be presented*  *Muslims in the Prison System: Problems & Opportunities*

*A. J. Sabre*
 *A discussion of this often neglected segment of the Muslim population, its
changing demographics and the challenges faced by the incarcerated Muslims
within and outside the prison system*







*Introduction and Welcome: Dr. Khalid Siddiq*

10.00am – 10.05am




*Mankind: Human Rights in the Light of Islamic Teachings:*

*A Global Perspective*

*Dr. Rashid Naim*

10:05 am – 11:00am




*Stages in Life: Rights & Obligations:*

*Contemporary Issues in the Various Stages of Life*

*Mufti Khalid & Dr. Hisham Hawasli*

11:00am – 12:00pm




*Women in Islam:*

*Status, Rights, Obligations and Misrepresentations*

*Mufti Saiful Islam & Mufti Sajid*

12:00pm to 1:00pm




*Break:*

*Lunch & Salah*

1:00pm – 2.20pm




*Being Muslim in America:*

*Civil Liberties and Good Citizenship, the Right Balance*

*ACLU & Dr. Khalid Siddiq*

2:20pm – 3:20pm




*Muslim – Non Muslim Relations:*

*Lessons to be Learned*

*Br. Plemon El-Amin & Rev. Ben Johnson*

3:20pm – 4:20pm




*Muslims in the Prison System:*

*Propblems & Opportunities*

*A.J. Sabre*

4:20pm – 5:00pm