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Women Around the Prophet: An Analysis of Surah Al-Ahzab with Ustadha Celene Ibrahim

Workshop: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1pm-4pm

Tufts University Interfaith Center (58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155)

Workshop Fee: $25


Perhaps more than any other Surah in the Qur’an, the 33rd surah, al-Aḥzāb provides insights from which we can begin to understand and appreciate the station of the women around the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). With a deep delve into Qur’anic terms such as Ummahāt al-Muʾminīn (Mothers of the Believers), Azwāj al-Nabī (Wives of the Prophet), and Ahl al-Bayt (People of the House), we will explore unique aspects of the Qur’an and its practical guidance on matters of sexuality, gender, and faith.


Ustadha Celene Ibrahim teaches Islamic Studies and has co-directed the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education [CIRCLE], a premiere global hub for interreligious studies at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College. She has published widely on themes ranging from Muslim feminist theology to Islamic leadership in North America. Ustadha Celene currently serves as Muslim chaplain for Tufts University. She holds a Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandies University, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations at Brandeis.


Workshops $25


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