Bostock v. Clayton County: A Conversation on the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Ruiling

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Please join us for an in-depth conversation on this issue with Dr. Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali and Ismail Royer this upcoming Wednesday, June 24th at, 3:00 pm EST.  You can listen to the discourse right here on our website,  our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel. 

Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Ismail Royer

On June 15th, 2020, The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision that can potentially impact Masjids and Islamic schools throughout the country. With a 6-3 majority ruling, the Court has found that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is necessarily discrimination based on sex

How does this ruling impact the Muslim community? Find out by joining this upcoming session with Ismail Royer and Dr. Abdullah Ali. 

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Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion (2016) and an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory (2012) from the Graduate Theological Union. He obtained his B.A. (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shariah) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco in 2001. He served as full time Islamic chaplain at the State Correctional Institute of Chester, PA from 2002-2007, and is the founding director of the Lamppost Education Initiative. He currently serves as a assistant professor of Islamic law and Prophetic Tradition at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California His research interests include the interconnection between law and identity formation, comparative Islamic law, and Islam’s role in the modern world.
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Ismail Royer

Ismail Royer is Research and Program associate at the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI), a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. He converted to Islam in 1992 and studied political science at American University. He has studied religious sciences with scholars such as Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris and Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah,as well as with a student of Sheikh Abdul Qadr al-Arnaout.
From 1993 to 2003, Royer worked in several non-profit Islamic organizations.
In June 2003, Royer was indicted on terrorism-related offenses for assisting the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) and ultimately pleaded guilty to weapons charges related to the violation of United States neutrality laws. Since his release from prison in December 2016, he has worked with nonprofits to promote peace between faiths and undermine religious extremism. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Journal of Religion and Society, Public Discourse, Detroit Free Press, Al Jumuah, and Muslim Matters.

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