Prominent Muslim theologian to give public talk in Waterford

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Prominent Muslim theologian to give public talk in Waterford

Prominent Muslim theologian to give public talk in Waterford

Chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council and head Imam at the Islamic Centre of Ireland Shaykh Dr. Umar Al Qadri, will give a talk on 'Human Rights and Islam' on Monday, November 26 at 6.30pm in the Main Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Cork Road Campus.

The talk is part of a series of talks called ‘Theology in the Public Square’ organised by the Religious Studies and Theology lecturers at WIT.

He will examine the concept of human rights and will look at ways Muslims and non-Muslims can work together in championing human rights. He will look at common perceptions and misperceptions about human rights in Islam and will address the question of the rights of women in Islam.

Shaykh Dr. Umar Al Qadri is a prominent voice on the topic of Islam in Ireland. He is an advocate for peace and for integration and in 2015 he launched the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council. He has appeared widely on national and international media and has been interviewed for print and broadcast media including interviews for television by Tommy Tiernan and by Gay Byrne (‘The Meaning of Life’).

The talk is open to the public and admission is free.