Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Series

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Series

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library invites the Barry community to special presentation as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf series.

“The Quran and Feminism,” with Rabia Karim Khan, MS Resident Scholar The Islamic Foundation of South Florida

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, room 308

Rabia Karim Khan will explore how the Quran addresses the moral, spiritual, and social responsibilities of women. Khan will discuss how it liberated women from unjust social norms of sixth century Arabia, providing spiritual and intellectual freedom.

Khan earned three master’s degrees in Arabic language and literature, Islamic studies, and educational leadership. She is a resident scholar at The Islamic Foundation of South Florida, where she is the department head for Islamic studies for full-time elementary and middle school students. She has chaired the women’s book club activities and continues to teach weekly adult classes at the foundation.

For more information, please contact Merlene Nembhard, Reference Librarian, at 305-899-4051 or

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.