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Milad-un-Nabi Commemoration

Opening Doors to Knowledge

"Faith and Pluralism: Challenges in the 21st Century"
Sunday, 22 April 2007
Keynote address by Professor Amir Hussain
Dept. of Theological Studies - Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Click HERE to watch a Video Presentation about the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) shown at the Milad-un-Nabi Commemoration on 22 April 2007.

To mark the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary, the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities and His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Edmonton have organized a special celebration on Sunday April 22nd at 2p.m. at the TIMMS Centre, University of Alberta. The event will include a presentation by Dr. Amir Hussain, on “Faith & Pluralism, Challenges of the 21st. Century.” 

About Professor Amir Hussain

Professor Amir Hussain is Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular speciality is the study of Islam, focussing on contemporary Muslim societies, specifically those in North America. Although born in Pakistan, Prof. Hussain immigrated to Canada with his family when he was four. His academic degrees (BSc, MA, PhD) are all from the University of Toronto where he received a number of awards, including the university’s highest award for alumni service. His PhD dissertation was on Muslim communities in Toronto.

Prof. Hussain’s new book is an introduction to Islam for North Americans entitled Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God (Kelowna: Copper House, 2006). He is currently working on a scholarly book on Islam in Canada entitled Canadian Faces of Islam; and a textbook entitled Muslims: Islam in the 21st Century.

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