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Islam 101: Be informed by an expert

For the final talk in the six-part spring Lifelong Learning lecture series, Dennis Aronson presents, “Islam: What You Need to Know.”

Muslims comprise approximately one-fifth of the world’s population, and Islam is the fastest growing religion. Aronson, a former instructional designer who lived in the Middle East, will discuss the evolution of Islam including the essence of Islamic theology and practice, the caliphate and imperial Islam, Shi’ism (a major sect of Islam), Sufism (the mystical form of the religion), the Sharia (Islamic law), and the roots of the modern Islamic extremist movement, as practiced by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This free lecture takes place Saturday from 3-4:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

The lecture is hosted by the Ruby Sisson Library, located on the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street.