The event, which begins at shortly after 8:30 PM GMT (London time).
Professor Esack’s lecture will explore the idea of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) as a thinker who sought to live out the numerous Qur`anic exhortations to “reflect”, “explore” and “ponder”. He will consider the contemporary implications of the Prophet’s example, and seek to understand how serious intellectual enquiry, spiritual reflection, and social service can be seen in the spirit of his mission.
About Dr Farid Esack Professor Farid Esack is a South African Muslim Theologian who cut his teeth in the South African struggle for liberation. He studied in Pakistan, the United Kingdom and Germany, and is the author of Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism, On Being a Muslim, An Introduction to the Qur’an, and Islam, HIV & AIDS – Reflections Based on Compassion, Responsibility and Justice. He has published on Islam, Gender, Liberation Theology, Interfaith Relations, and Qur’anic Hermeneutics.
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