Please join us on January 29, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Greenwood Library Atrium for a presentation by Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee, a leader in the Sufi tradition of Islam. Shaykh Nooruddeen is a scholar and translator has written over ninety books, including a prominent transliteration and translation of the Qur’an. Shaykh Nooruddeen also runs the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville. His talk, entitled “Travels in Muslim Lands,” will describe the important encounters, experiences and studies in America, India, Makkah, Jerusalem and Cairo that led him from teacher to teacher and place to place, as well as his returns to the US, where he has over time established and built four communities, three schools, and several masajid (mosques).
Greenwood Library was recently awarded a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The books, DVDs, and electronic resources provided in the grant are intended to provide our users with trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices as well as the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.