Subject: **SUNDAY: Human Rights in Islam Symposium at Al Farooq

Lunch is provided. No RSVP necessary.

Sunday December 13th, 2009
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:
Al Farooq Masjid of Atlanta
442 14th Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318;404.874.7521

Mankind: Human Rights in the Light of Islamic Teachings: A Global Perspective
Dr. Rashid Naim - 10:05 am – 11:05am
Moderator: Br. Syed Ahmed Ali
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 in Life: Rights & Obligations: Contemporary Issues in the Various Stages of Life
Mufti Khalid Qasmi & Dr. Hisham Hawasli - 11:05am – 12:05pm
Moderator: Dr. Khalid Siddiq
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 and Misrepresentations
Mufti Saiful Islam & Mufti Sajid Qasmi - 12:05pm to 1:05pm
Moderator: Br. Ehab Jaleel
A detailed discussion of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah regarding the Muslim women, their present day status, rights and responsibilities.

Break: Lunch & Salah
1:05pm – 2:20pm

Being Muslims in America: Civil Liberties and Good Citizenship, the Right Balance
ACLU & Br. Bilal Mahmud - 2:20pm – 3:20pm
Moderator: 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
Imam Plemon El-Amin & Rev. Ben Johnson - 3:20pm – 4:20pm
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. Sabree - 4:20pm – 5:00pm
Moderator: Amjad Taufique
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