The COVID-19 crises has made death seem so much closer to us. How do we deal with the stress and anxiety that so many people are now experiencing due to the pandemic. In this video, Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali gives some moving, personal, and thoughtful reflections on death from the Islamic perspective.
A balanced and detailed look at the history of the Sunni/Shi’ah divide with Dr. Khalid Yahya Blankinship 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 an Associate 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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