The Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA) is pleased to announce an evening with Dr. Asifa Quraishi-Landes held on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Dr. Quraishi-Landes will be discussing the importance of the Muslim citizen’s vote in a secular political system. She will share her insights on what sharia means for Muslims living in a democracy like the United States. Many know that sharia requires Muslims to follow the law of the land where they live. But what about when Muslims live in a democracy, where the people have a say in what that law is? Islamophobic rhetoric has many worried that American Muslims are going to use democracy to push "sharia law" on the rest of society. Muslim candidates for judicial and political office are suspected of being trojan horses threatening American rule of law. What is the Islamic duty for American Muslims participation in a democracy? It all has to do with what sharia says about government and the public good. And the details might surprise you! Come find out more in this timely session with Dr. Asifa Quraishi-Landes.
Where: Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 202
600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
When: Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Format: Lecture; with an open Q&A session at the end.
This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown Law School MLSA (Muslim Law Students Association).